Weekly Photo Challenge: Distorted.The challenge this week is the topic of distorted. When I think of that word I initially think of something misshapen or perhaps grotesque. In light of my recent tour of Taliesin West~ designed by the brilliant architect Frank Lloyd Wright, I decided on a different view of distorted. One of his hallmarks is the way he designed his staircases. His steps were always 4 inches. By that I mean the rise was 4 inches. In contrast, the stairs in my house have about a 7 1/2 inch rise.
I am here to say that the difference is amazing. One can ascend or descend a Frank Lloyd Wright staircase with nary a trip or fall. It is a gentle pursuit, freeing the mind for the beauty around you. Take a look at the photo of the staircase. Can you see how easy a climb it would be?