visited skyrose chapel by fay jones 5-22-2010

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craig j
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visited skyrose chapel by fay jones 5-22-2010

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I had always wanted to go see the "Sky Rose" Chapel; I had an appointment elsewhere in Whittier last Saturday and then took the time to go over to see the chapel.

I wasn't able to get inside but obviously it's an awesome building. It's seems like the main space is probably fairly "light" feeling compared to many chapels or churches; there's a lot of glass on the high east and west sides, plus a lot of low glass on the north and south sides, plus some large skylights in the middle.

From what I could see of the interior it was very light inside even though obviously no interior lighting was on.

The detailing of the exterior was very, very interesting; corner glass and very interesting window framing; everything follows the gable angles. The design of course carries over to the interior; beautiful custom made light fixtures.

I'll have to get back over there some time when I can get inside.

A "Park" ranger or whatever I talked to said part of last year's "Star Trek" movie was filmed there; I'll have to check out the dvd.

I highly reccomend stopping by for any Wright fan who's in the Los Angeles area.

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The chapel appears as in Star Trek as the council chambers on Vulcan. There's a great shot looking up at a Vulcan speaker, into the crossing lines of the chapel's trusses.

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Great building by a great architect. Light years better than any of the regurgitated Frank Lloyd Wright designs.
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