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[Fallingwater from southwest lookout]
View 2 through the forest from the path near the lookout above the stream, from southwest. Frank Lloyd Wright planned the house with this view in mind.
The stream actually flows beside the house (and under the cantilevered living room and terraces), but breaks at an angle at the upper waterfall, creating an impression from this view of water pouring forth from the house itself. The cantilevered levels and terraces with their light colored low walls suggest echos of the rock formations below. The southwest terrace nearest the camera (above and to the left of the falls, opening off the living room) is doubly cantilevered, and in this view seems almost to hover in the air. Supports (barely) visible under the terrace were a temporary measure while repairs were made.
Original photo, taken by the webmaster.
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