Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Visiting the Glass House, Part 1
We had a great hotel stay, and spent Friday evening visiting with friends over dinner. The plan for Saturday was to meet up at a cafe in town, and then walk over to welcome center for the tour.
The welcome center was typical of what you might expect - plenty of books to peruse, some pretty wonderful design objects - including the George Nelson clock I took a photo of here. Soon our tour guide joined us for an overview of what we could expect on the tour.
There was a wall of small video screens continuously running clips behind where she spoke - and she would refer to the clips from time to time. They showed some of the "follies" that Johnson had built on the property, as well as an image of a party or two, and then, a fascinating clip of a person flipping through Johnson's rolodex.
At last it was time for our tour to begin, so our guide concluded the overview and we headed out to the vans for the short drive over to the property. It was a beautiful fall day - sunny, crisp, and blazing fall colors on the trees, just past their peak.