Grand Canyon Trip

Las Vegas

Bliss At The Bellagio

Zion National Park

The Grand Canyon's Two Best Kept Secrets

Rooms With A View

The South Rim

Nightmare In Sedona

Disenchanted With Enchantment

Phoenix Biltmore Bargins

Architect's Delight

Side Trips We Missed

  Architect's Delight  
Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti

Arcosanti

Sixty-five miles north of Phoenix on I-17 (near the exit for Cordes Junction, AZ-69), Arcosanti is the brainchild of Italian architect Paolo Soleri.   Begun in 1970 and still very much in progress, it aims to be a self-sustaining habitat resulting from the synthesis of architecture and ecology.  You can take a tour, grab a bite at the small café (where everything is homemade), and shop for one of the famous hand-cast bronze wind-bells made at the site.

Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti Paolo Soleri's Arcosanti

Taliesin West

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West

Situated on six hundred acres of Sonoran Desert, just outside Scottsdale, is Taliesin West, Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home.  Designed 1937-1959, it uses organic architecture to integrate the buildings with the land and has been called "an experience in color, light, and time".

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