While on vacation this summer, we visited a special place. Maybe you've heard of it? It's called The House on the Rock. It's pretty amazing. This amazing house was built by visionary Alex Jordon from 1945 to the mid 1950's upon 'Deer Shelter Rock' which he picnicked as a child. It has been open to the public since 1959, when Jordon began expanding the house to include his fantastic collections (including the worlds largest indoor carousel). When you visit the home, there are 3 sections to tour. The first is the actual house which Jordon initially created and vacationed in.
Here's just a few photo's I took while visiting this the house. Watch your head, and bring your hookah.
This is the Infinity Room. It juts out from the main house, over a valley and is not supported on one end. It's built to a point to give the illusion that it extends infinitely, and is flanked with over 3,000 window panes. At the end, there's a glass section of floor where you can check out the tree tops. Trippy.
excerpt from Vagabond's House, poem by Don Blanding - written in Jorden's hand. He was very inspired by this poem, and so am I. I bet you will be too.
I am thankful for people like Alex Jordon who don't take the easy road, and who are brave enough to carve their own paths in this world. It helps remind us that we can do it too.
To see more of this magical place and it's collections, look HERE