Thursday, August 18, 2011

Super Plano

A Superman prequel is being filmed in the town of Plano, IL, a short dash just west of Naperville, if you're flying.

And while we didn't run into Russell Crowe or Diane Ladd, who will portray the Man of Steel's parents, we did browse the storefronts that are being transformed into a movie set.

Kinda neat, actually.

I'm assuming this is what happens when a spaceship falls on a roof.
Our waitress at the Main Street Diner told us this 7-Eleven was built expressly
for the movie and then will be blown up.
Or she was pulling our legs.
You decide.

Fighting for truth, justice and the American Way.
Also Bud. 

We really went to Plano to see the Ludwig Mies van der Rohe house and just kind of bumped into Smallville.


I even have pictures.

And in the game of what's really super, this 1951 architectural gem is that. And, of course, much more.

Beauty, serenity, clean lines, simple, elegant, compelling, tranquil, lovely.

A treasure in our backyard.

The Farnsworth House, as it is called, requires tickets in advance, which you can buy online.

We plan to go back in autumn and see what it looks like surrounded by russet and gold.


Anonymous said...

From one editor to another - I like your mid-century style.
Yours truly,
Perry White

Naperville Now said...

Regards to Lois and Jimmy. And many thanks, Mr. White.

Anonymous said...

Gollygee, Mr. Kent - who would want to live in a clear glass house? --- Respectfully, Jimmy O.

Anonymous said...

Remember,Jimmy - "People who live in glass houses"......
don't care much for photographers, or kryptonite, for that matter.

X O Perry W.
(That's Mr. White, SIR, to you!)

Kathy and Freddy said...

What fun! I would love to see that house, and did not know it was there!