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Transportation museum builds Frank Lloyd Wright gas station
Buffalo has increasingly earned itself as the number one destination for fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, known as “the greatest American architect of all time.” The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum has built a $6.3 million service station from Wright’s 1927 plans and placed his own car underneath it. The station ties in nicely with Buffalo’s rich automotive history, particularly as home to the Pierce Arrow Company which produced cars with such prestige that they matched Wright’s buildings.
The service station is one of three Wright works that have been erected after his death - the Blue Sky Mausoleum at the Forest Lawn Cemetery (2004) and the Fontana Boathouse at the mouth of the Niagara River (2007) being the other two. In additon, Buffalo is home to two original Wright masterpieces including the Darwin Martin House in Parkside and the Graycliff Estate along Lake Erie. Buffalo was also home to Wright’s majestic Larkin Administration Building in the Larkin District, but was tragically demolished in 1950.

whatsnewbuffalo:

Transportation museum builds Frank Lloyd Wright gas station

Buffalo has increasingly earned itself as the number one destination for fans of Frank Lloyd Wright, known as “the greatest American architect of all time.” The Buffalo Transportation Pierce Arrow Museum has built a $6.3 million service station from Wright’s 1927 plans and placed his own car underneath it. The station ties in nicely with Buffalo’s rich automotive history, particularly as home to the Pierce Arrow Company which produced cars with such prestige that they matched Wright’s buildings.

The service station is one of three Wright works that have been erected after his death - the Blue Sky Mausoleum at the Forest Lawn Cemetery (2004) and the Fontana Boathouse at the mouth of the Niagara River (2007) being the other two. In additon, Buffalo is home to two original Wright masterpieces including the Darwin Martin House in Parkside and the Graycliff Estate along Lake Erie. Buffalo was also home to Wright’s majestic Larkin Administration Building in the Larkin District, but was tragically demolished in 1950.

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A Royal Rendezvous….

ATLANTIC OCEAN (MAY 6, 2014) — Cunard Line's fleet of iconic vessels rendezvous in formation off the coast of Portugal….all three heading for home in England as each completes lengthy diverse cruises spanning the globe over recent months.

This very rare alignment of the three state-of-the-art luxury liners took months to plan….and celebrates the tenth year of service for the world’s last remaining true ocean liner, Queen Mary 2 (center of each photo).

Flanking Queen Mary 2 are Queen Elizabeth (on the port side / to the left of Queen Mary 2 in each photo) and Queen Victoria.

I’ve sailed for 27 days aboard Queen Mary 2….including her Maiden Trans-Atlantic voyage ten years ago. I look forward to sailing the rest of the Cunard Line fleet soon!

                                _______________________

»Photos: James D. Morgan for Cunard Line. Enjoy more of James Morgan’s magnificent, and often news-making, photography HERE.

»CLICK the photos for a closer look….

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"I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts."
— RIP Maya Angelou, a literary legend and longtime supporter of The New York Public Library, which holds her papers at its Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (where she spoke). Angelou also once discussed her love of libraries with us - take a look. 

nypl:

"I always knew from that moment, from the time I found myself at home in that little segregated library in the South, all the way up until I walked up the steps of the New York City library, I always felt, in any town, if I can get to a library, I’ll be OK. It really helped me as a child, and that never left me. So I have a special place for every library, in my heart of hearts."

— RIP Maya Angelou, a literary legend and longtime supporter of The New York Public Library, which holds her papers at its Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (where she spoke). Angelou also once discussed her love of libraries with us - take a look