Sunday, July 17, 2011

One Year Later

Last year around this time, I showed you some photos from Tovrea Castle, a historic landmark in Phoenix that the city owns but, because of budget woes, hasn’t been able to prepare for operation. (To see my photos and story from last year, click on June 2010 and scroll down to June 21st.)


Since that time, a very active citizens committee has been working diligently to prepare the castle for tours. Very early Saturday morning, I went out again to review how the tour is envisioned in preparation for obtaining docents and training them. I was able to snap a few more photos. This one shows the castle with a plane taking off from Sky Harbor International Airport just passing overhead.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

Love the shot. I know your pictures from last year showed the work to the interior of the building but from this picture it looks like the landscaping needs some work. Any plans in that direction?

Irina said...

Gorgeous castle.

brattcat said...

A beautiful image, Sharon. Keep us posted.

Kate said...

Without the plane overhead, it has an other-worldly look about it.

Birdman said...

Hope it gets off the ground. Neat building.

Regina K said...

Great looking building, have tours started I see the top has changed

Irredento Urbanita said...

Wow!! Your composition and angle are really good!! Plants and that plane give life to that castle, nice surrounding for a piece of history in these days.

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

JM said...

The strange structure among the cacti, the plane above, all of this looks so unreal. Great shot, Sharon.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

You showed excellent dedication to get up so early on Saturday morning to train the docents after you were at our house on Friday evening.

The Tovrea castle used to be located next to stockyards. I have never seen photos of the old stockyards in Phoenix, however.

Karl said...

It looks beautiful, perfect image!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i can't wait for a tour

T. Becque said...

How interesting. This is a great shot and I love the plane!

Memphis MOJO said...

Nice shot. The plane is just the lagniappe.

Jarart said...

Super shot! I agree, the combination of elements in this picture make a very unusual sight.

Magpie said...

It's a labor of love, I'm sure. What a beautiful clear sky that is.

Milanblogger said...

i love castles pics at all

RedPat said...

Great shot - such an unusual building!

Jack said...

I remember this. It seems completely un-Phoenix-like. Here is hoping that wither the city of the community group can get it going.

Randy said...

Very nice catch Sharon!