Tuesday, January 16, 2007

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Monday, January 15, 2007

Movin' On



Well its my somewhat belaboured attempt to illustrate that I'm moving the blog, heading on out, down the road, over the dip in the road and on over the ridge..well you get it. Hopefully I'll have the new Tucson photo blog up by Tuesday.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Another Visit to the Old County Courthouse



The Old County Courthouse is an elegant building in the old Spanish colonial style, built as a hollow square around a central courtyard. On one side of the square is lovely tiled dome, with a walkthrough underneath that has its own graces. The photo is of the walkthrough facing towards the central courtyard and visible, through the farther arches, is the gray and white striped public library across the street.. I've shown the dome and library previously.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

A Sabino Canyon View


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Friday, January 12, 2007

Horses



An installation in the Children's Garden at the Tucson Botanical Garden. I like to think an imaginative child might have seen them this way.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

A Trompe L'Oeil Sighting!




I was looking at another photo a few days ago, wondering if it was trompe l'oeil. Being a little vague on the concept, I looked it up here and no that photo wasn't but this one is. Appropriately enough, its on the wall of a store selling doors. Maybe not the best artistically but still, it works.

Sixth: Michigan St. to Pennsylvania St.

My weekly exploration of Sixth St moving gradually north. This block has a laundromat, an herbalist, two businesses handling legal documents for Spanish speakers, another bus line to Mexico, an internet cafe and computer store, a coffee shop and the usual tire shop (one in every block so far).

The shops are right up against the sidewalk so as you walk by the beauty shop you see someone getting their hair done just the other side of the window. Or the barber standing in the barber shop door way, camera shy but enjoying the evening - next door to the cyber cafe where the teenager visible in the open door is totally focused on a computer screen. A sense of a kind of shared space, a neighborhood intimacy. Something I noticed in Barrio Historico too, where the houses also are right up against the sidewalk. In the Barrio photo a few days ago, I think the cutout man with his back to the sidewalk is sort of a play on that too.

And grafitti, part of the neighborhood too, for good or bad.


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

St. Augustine's Tower in Afternoon Sun

Monday, January 08, 2007

Its a Pretty Blue Really Big Rock



Azurite and Malachite from Morenci, AZ. Detail from a boulder at Tucson Botanical Garden. The Tucson Gem and Mineral Show starts at the end of January. People come from all over the world for its wholesale and retail gem, jewelry, mineral, fossil, and bead shows. More info here.