Thursday, May 5, 2016

4/16/2016 Falling Water in Mill Run and Ace Hotel Pittsburgh

I feel protected with The Dude watching above my bed. This hangs above the guestroom bed. Today I got up and showered to be ready to leave at 11. Today we were driving to Mill Run, home of Frank Lloyd Wright's Falling Water residential building for a guided tour. 

Of course the parking lot is incredibly small, this truck has to take up two spaces. We eventually get a space where the visitors were leaving. We get the early at around half past 12, while our tour is supposed to be at 2.

We decide to get lunch at the cafe there before the tour. I got the french dip onion grilled grilled cheese with side salad and Mountain Dew with a Reeses for my sweet tooth. Lucas's mom has this swaggy Basquiat scarf and a salad.

The guides, the reviewer on the left and trainee on the right. He told us he studies data and details for hours on end after he's finished with work on his own as well.

This is a staircase to the top of the waterfall from the living room which allows cool air to flow through with the retractable glass top, nature's air conditioner. Something like this home could never be built in this day and age due to rules and regulations of the waterfall hazard and local materials. 

These corner windows open to allow a clear view. That boulder near the bottom is half inside as well as a natural shelf. The living room's main couch and tables are very low to the ground as well reminding me of the Japanese.


The decor of the place could all fit and be fine in these times, but the one place that was dated and didn't fit at all was the pale yellow kitchen.

The shelves and bed was awesome. The rooms had very low ceilings, so if you were taller than 6 feet, you can't stay. 

This first pic is Luke's pops, sis, and then Jen with Luke. The next few were taken on the top terrace leading to the top room. 


This is a day-lit entryway to the path towards the guest house in back.

This is along the path to the guest house. The trees above the guest house create a shade against the sun for the terrace below. The awning above the path to the guest house was dope with its freestanding step system. 


The garage is suppose to house four cars, but was converted into the office and theater for the Falling Water foundation.

This is what I wore every day over my trip in Pittsburgh, Converse Chuck Taylors with a Lunarlon insole and Saint Laurent black coated D02 jeans.



A family photo caught mid-action. 

After the ride back from Falling Water, we took midday naps. We drove to the Whitfield, while Lucas's parents walked. This bulldog is the Pittsburgh mascot. 


Apparently Pierogis are a type of dumpling and a big thing in Pitt. They sent us this salad along with the Pierogis. I ordered a braised rabbit special along with shishito peppers. 

The Ace's stairscase decorated with photos of the past and since the bathroom lighting was nice, I did a #WDYWT, a RRL denim snaps western shirt.

While his pops was outside smoking I believe, we selected a dessert off the menu and Abby, the host got the dish candle lit ready for once he sat down for his birthday treat.
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