Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Our first stop today was the Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park PA. It was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1954. This was the only synagogue he designed and it was the last project he completed before his death.
The building is shaped like a hexagon. FLW chose this shape because when hands are held together in prayer, they form something that looks like a hexagon. Which reminded him that when people worship they should feel welcomed in the hands of God.
Both the outside and the inside are magnificent. Even things like the door handles and light fixtures represent FLW’s attention to detail and his unique design style. www.bethsholomcongregation.org
Then we hit the road … and we drove and we drove and we drove.
We drove west over five hours to Morgantown, WV. Here we went to a cereal bar called Cereality. They have many different cereals to choose from. You can mix and match any cereal you want, and get all kinds of toppings too. It is a bit of a crazy idea but something different and fun, and a good snack too. www.cereality.com
Then we went to a laundromat that is open 24 hours and that turned out to be a good thing, because by the time Mar finished doing the laundry, it was already past midnight. Then we drove a few minutes to a hotel parking lot for the night.