Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prowling around...


I'm betting that most of you daily photo bloggers know about prowling around in search of photos.  I spotted this old window on the back of a building in downtown Phoenix when I turned down a little used alley.  I like the way the shutters have been braced open and I love the brick wall.

One or two doors down, I saw this patch of brick showing through the crumbling stucco.  Some people pay a lot of money to get this southwestern look on their buildings and fences.  This one came by it naturally.

19 comments:

Kathy said...

I think it's fun to walk through alleys looking at back doors and windows - as long as it's safe, of course!

hamilton said...

Alleys are often a font of great photographic opportunities. I enjoy finding something that is out of the ordinary, too.
Those shutters look one of a kind.

JM said...

Nothing beats natural! Love the window shot, Sharon.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

These may be the best old architectural details in Phoenix.

glenda said...

Love this, Sharon. Always wonder whats behind the window. I had Jury Duty last week so your post yesterday was quite familiar.

Magpie said...

I love the look of the brick peeking through the stucco.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with JM Sharon, you can pay a fortune for something that will never look as good as the real aged thing! Very nice find.

Jarart said...

Alleys are great! I wouldn't have expected to see a window like this in downtown Phoenix, even in an alley. Neat find!

Kate said...

Now these shutters, bricks and window really have character!

Bruce Taylor, a.k.a. Catalyst said...

Great catches, both of them!

RedPat said...

Great catch! I love a good laneway/alley!

Lowell said...

Hope you're careful in those alleys! But this is cool find and I like the reflection also.

The crumbling stucco effect and your comment made me think of shopping recently and a rather upscale shop is selling Levis with torn, ragged edges and holes in them! Not cheap, either. Silly!

Regina K said...

I am always on the prowl and now that I have a new camera, I am on the prowl more so.... I love this old window.

CTBruce said...

Wonderful details in your shots. Love the warm colors.

Jack said...

Well, Sharon, your search paid off! Two nice, natural images for the day.

Randy said...

Nice reflection. I used to cruise the allys around all the art studios downtown in search of shots.

Thérèse said...

A great find with an autumn feel to go back in time...

Karl said...

Nice find Sharon, especially the window photo.

Carrie said...

Hi! I love your pictures--you have a really good eye. I was wondering if I could have permission to use your stucco/brick wall for a Bible study promotional on the book of Nehemiah. Please contact me at: vwvanatics at sbcglobal dot net. Thanks so much!
Carrie C.