She’s 11 and wants to be an architect (severely disappointed that Mattel opted to go with the TV anchor, and computer tech Barbies — she voted at least three times a day online for architect Barbie). This past summer she went to a week-long architecture summer camp at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House, here in Buffalo.
They’re nearing the end of a $55 million dollar reno/rebuild of the site, but tours have been going on there for a few years now. It is a museum, and as such, tourists are asked not to eat or take photos within the house — except for the architecture day-campers. They let the brats take photos anywhere in the house they wanted.
They would learn Wright-specific architectural concepts in the morning and then be let loose on a photo scavenger hunt searching for photographic evidence of things they learned about.
My sneaky kid took pictures of plants, plantings and gardening things inside the house she thought dad would get a kick out of. That’s a good kid. Here are some her clandestine photos — some of which almost no one else has access to or permission to photograph.