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We also squeezed in the trip to Silverton, OR. The focal point of the outing was the Oregon Garden. After a dry hot summer, the garden is still beautiful but not as lush and green as they would be in May or early June. The free tram tour is well worth the time with bit of humor added to the informative overview of the park.
Unfortunately, I didn't take any pictures in the gardens, only on the entry to the park. The only Frank Lloyd Wright structure in Oregon was moved and reconstructed near the garden gate. We didn't pay for a tour as there are several videos on YouTube that show off his interior design that includes an extensive use of built-in storage to avoid the clutter of furnishings.
The exterior of the Gordon house may appear simple but the striking features are the unique use of natural light and the way the architect brings the surrounding landscape into the interior of the home with floor to ceiling windows on the ground floor and the light filtering, wood trimmed upper windows. Also, the use of wood on the exterior of the house makes the cement block home appear more luxurious.
first angel was commissioned at the request of the author, Richard Paul Evans, in a response to readers of The Christmas Box. The Silverton Angel is one of two in the state of Oregon. The other is in a cemetery in Portland.
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