Local Masterpiece

This week, share what “local” means to you, and show us where your heart is.
—WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge

It should come as no surprise to my readers that my choice for this challenge is the Marin County Civic Center (MCCC). Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1958, and completed in 1962, it is the largest public project of his career and the last one to begin construction before his death in 1959.

I saw photos and architectural renderings of this building when I was 15 years old and living in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Never in my wildest imagination did I think that I would be living in close proximity to this beautiful structure.This is where I go to charge my creative juices and to marvel at the genius who came up with the design.

If you ever want to visit the MCCC, one-hour docent-led tours are offered every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. The cost is $5.00 for seniors and students and $10.00 for adults. Click here for more information.


We know that the good building is not the one that hurts the landscape, but is one that makes the landscape more beautiful than it was before that building was built. In Marin County you have one of the most beautiful landscapes I have seen, and I am proud to make the buildings of this County characteristic of the beauty of the County. —Frank Lloyd Wright

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Enjoy this drone’s eye-view of Frank Lloyd Wright’s final work.

  8 comments for “Local Masterpiece

  1. October 15, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    Allan, you’re continual images of this iconic building is such a tribute to a genius of an architect.


    • October 15, 2016 at 6:57 AM

      Thanks, Sally. It is a challenge to keep fresh eyes when I am there and to look for new opportunities to get a different POV or angle of sunlight. I have some favorite spots that I can go to at roughly the same time of day throughout the year. The changes from month-to-month are incredible.


  2. October 14, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    Of course!! Ok where did you take that extrodanary shot from?


  3. October 14, 2016 at 2:38 PM

    He was such a visionary.


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