Sunday, July 25, 2010
This afternoon, I took a stroll through downtown Phoenix to photograph the architecture of the various buildings. It's a mix of old and new, classic and modern, beautiful and ugly.
I parked in front of the County Courthouse and took off on foot. It was a robust 108º and soon I was sweating like Moses Malone. By the end of my walk, I was drained like a Larry Bird 3-pointer. If Gage and DeSoto had come upon me, they would have ordered IVs of D5W and Ringers Lactate. STAT!
Anyways, enjoy the pics!
New School -
Old School -
Bonus Section - Gutted Gothic: I came upon this by accident. It's the historic First Baptist Church, which is now overseen by the National Park Service as an Historic Building.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Downtown Tombstone - Tombstone is the epitome of the Wild West in America. Mining, gunfights, cattle, prostitution, etc. It's located in the high desert of SE Arizona. Tourism is the only thing of note I could see taking place here.
Boot Hill Cemetery - I have to admit, I was expecting dirt, dust and sagebrush. Instead it was rocks and cacti. The old woman taking donations - who was only SLIGHTLY younger than Wyatt Earp - asked me to sign the register. Mine is the last name in the picture below and is a shoutout to Dave and Kathryn in Plano.
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Old Bisbee - Bisbee is an old mining town in the hills of SE Arizona. It is now re-inventing itself as a retirement community, art community and tourist destination. Old Bisbee; with its narrow, winding streets and compact buildings had the feel of a quaint, European village. The town was full of galleries, shops and artisan studios. There were a lot of metal works, owing to its past as a copper, silver and gold town.
Stairways - there were so many weird and different stairways in this town, I had to devote and entire section to them. For kids, these make great get-a-ways when being chased by the cops. No donut muncher is gonna hang with a spry kid on these steps.
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