of the Holy
Sholom Arrival (see
Sholom FLWZ3s, May 3, 2001)
Every ride begins in a parking
lot of some sort. Frank Lloyd Wright mentioned that all buildings should
consider first where the cars have to park. As we fell into place with
the autumn leaves in Beth Sholom's back lot and scarfed up a few hunger-
staving muffins, I wished I had read the
book before I had arrived.
Approaching the temple demands awe - it is intended to resemble Mount
||We first sat in a quintessential
Frank Lloyd Wright room, an angular polygon with a shiny Cherokee
Red floor, obligatory fireplace, and the first of many Frank Lloyd
Wright light fixtures wedged toward the ceiling.
the red stairs past the inscriptions, the cornerstone, the AIA award
(awarded posthumously) and "turned the corner" to rise into the
chapel on a staircase of desert sand-colored carpet- 36 holy steps.