Here we are at the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin Martin House in Buffal, N.Y.. There was no photographing inside, but I did take some photos of these classic photos in the Welcome Center. Originals belong to them and Frank Lloyd Wright. Here is the Martin family at the giant arched hearth in the main house. The fireplace must be 10-12′ across at the outside of the arch.
At the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, NY there was a very long breezeway or Pergola between the main house and the Conservatory and Carriage house. This long horizontal roofed pathway was 189 feet long with open spaces on the sides that look like windows but let in the cold air and snow. This was however protected by wide low eves. Outside it was lined with the same yellow Roman bricks with narrow horizontal rows as the rest of the house and walls. Here is an outside view of the long walkway:
Inside this was a beautiful space with a long hallway that looked like a commercial building laid on its side and each pilon being a separate story. You may notice that there are very few inside photographs of the Darwin Martin House. They do NOT allow any photographs inside. The breezeway is considered “outside” so here:
This view was about one half the way down the corridor as there were people crowed behind. Even the elements of the corridor looked like the rest of the Frank Lloyd Wright house. How did the Martins get from the main house to the Conservatory in the depth of Winter? They walked this cold and snowy walkway? No, do you see the glass panels on the floor in a diamond pattern? They are skylights to a below ground corridor that lies directly below allowing the Martins to walk from one side to the other without going out in the cold. This entire end of the corridor and two other buildings were reconstructed as they had been torn down by a developer who had bought the land and put up three hideous apartment complexes. These were eventually bought and torn down and replaced with the originally intended structures.
The Roman bricks were no longer made from way back in 1905 so they had new ones cast to the same color and size and then had to cut each one down lengthwise to make them narrow enough.
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We almost have the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Darwin Martin house surrounded. The horizontally structured house in Buffalo even looks good from the back side. Here a huge thunderhead is forming over the house and you can see all three stories of the house from this side. Please notice the vertical wooden poles placed in the rear of the house. Any guesses as to what they are? Answer is after the photo below:
These posts had horizontal ropes strung to them and laundry was hung there as the house was built in 1905.
At the famous Frank Lloyd Wright Darwin Martin House in Buffalo, N.Y. I was still captivated by the welcome center there. It had a soaring metal roof and all glass walls that reflected the surroundings, including the Martin House. Inside were hundreds of historical photos from the blueprints to construction images. They had a nice slideshow to introduce you to both Darwin Martin and to Frank Lloyd Wright.
I like to carve and do woodworking and here at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY they have a room of Fold Art and American. This is a large carved eagle painted silver made in the early 1800’s in America. Notice he is attacking or defending himself against a snake.
Another view of our beautiful friend:
Here at the Memorial Art Gallery in downtown Rochester, NY they even had ancient art from Greece. Greek vases are some of my favorite art forms and this one is very beautiful. It has two nice handles and a thick rim and the wonderful pink and black color. These were earthenware that is glazed or unglazed nonvitreous pottery that was fired below the threshold of 1200 degrees C. which was considered low heat.
At the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY there were many religious painting, sculptures and carvings. Here was a very ornate and intricately carved panel made out of white marble depicting a very complex scene including Christ on the Cross, Angels and many other characters.
In this intricately carved wood I could not believe the detail in the beard, face or crown:
In the Second Floor Classics room at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY they had many famous artist’s works from all over the world including Claude Monet. Claude Monet was a French Impressionist artist that lived from 1840-1926. He studied the different light effects on smoke, fog and smoke on structures. Here he is over in London, England painting the Waterloo Bridge in about 1903. Here in this view, he studied the foggy and obscured bridge in different light. He made many many different views of this at different times of day and different levels of fog.
For more information see the link: Claude Monet