It really amazes me sometimes what human beings are capable of and what individuals choose to devote their energy toward over time. My friend Angie and I made a trip to the infamous House on the Rock in Spring Green, WI a couple weeks ago. If you haven't heard of this place, it's essentially a house full of oddities and wonders.
Alex Jordan initially built the house around a rock face he visited as a child. He constructed it mostly by himself, carrying materials up the hill (what?) and building around the rock and natural elements. It took him a while I'm sure. I like reading about people like him, he seemed like an enigma. It's hard for me to fathom, as a 26yo, devoting my entire life to something like that. He seemed so focused on it the entire time--building, collecting, creating. And I think the weirdest part is how little traveling he did. You would assume he'd been all over the globe based on the objects he had. Nope, think again. But he seemed to get a lot of joy out of it, so I guess that's all that matters right? Finding and doing what you love in life?
Check out some of the shots I took along the way. It was quite the experience. I wouldn't recommend doing it in one day though, take your time if you venture out there, maybe stop at the Dells.