Mother & Daughter Sail
Lidia Berger of Alexandria, Virginia, took time out from her engineering/architecture job to take her mother and daughter sailing on the York River near Williamsburg.
She is pictured sitting with Nicole on the bow of the sailboat, with the Coleman Bridge in the background. As an engineer, Lidia was intrigued that the span swing sideways for Navy transit. I asked if she thought the Frank Lloyd Wright house in Northern Virginia was worth seeing.
“It’s small, and not his best work. I prefer Falling Water, which is his most famous work. The Kauffman family, who commissioned the house, had department stores. They originally wanted a view of the waterfall as it passed by, but Wright instead built the house directly over the water. The house is big and beautiful, but the ceilings are low. It’s so low that a tall man would have to duck sometimes to get around. The Kaufmanns were short people. The Frank Lloyd Wright furniture in the house is uncomfortable and ugly, I think. He shouldn’t have ventured into furniture.”
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