Saturday, November 10, 2012

Oak Park - Unity Temple

We decided to take the L out of town to tour some Frank Lloyd Wright architecture. After dropping by the visitor's center, we made our way to the Unity Temple.

I really liked this design for a church. I'm a fan of Lloyd Wright's style anyway - the geometric cleanliness and upward sweep - but seeing it in a house of worship reminded me of the Islamic principle of worshiping God in a place that celebrates His creations without actual images. Like Taylor Mali says, “How can you study geometry and not believe in a god? A god of perfect points and planes, surrounded by angels and angles of all different degrees."

(A Reminder - my mobile blogger app uploads photos in random order. Hardly appropriate for a Lloyd Wright building, but try to bear with it anyway.)

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