Saturday, March 31, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
I attended a meeting at the Montelucia Resort (I featured yesterday) and adjacent to the meeting room was this lovely little sitting area that I thought was extremely attractive and certainly in keeping with the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean decor throughout the place.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The Kasbah is one of the pool areas at the Montelucia Resort and Spa on the border of Phoenix and Paradise Valley. The whole resort has a Mediterranean feel to it so they tend to use some exotic names to describe the features. If you click on the link above, you will see a gorgeous photo taken overlooking this pool with the head of Camelback Mountain in the background to frame it.
The patio bar right next to the pool area certainly has a Middle Eastern look to it! I've heard from some that this resort has a fabulous spa. I may have to treat myself one of these days.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday in Phoenix saw a huge change in weather patterns. We went from over 80 (26C) degrees to 48 (9C) degrees overnight when a winter storm moved into the valley. The folks in the mountains got hit even harder with lots and lots of snow. Late in the afternoon when I stopped at a friend's house I was met with this beautiful rainbow. Sorry about all the power lines and poles. There was no other way to capture the moment.
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Yesterday afternoon I was driving toward home when I spotted this fellow standing at a bus stop. I made a u-turn and went back to take the photo. What a splendidly handsome fellow! He said he was on his way to the big celebration at Rosie McCaffrey's Irish Pub. Now here is the embarrassing part. Even though we introduced ourselves, by the time I arrived at my house, I realized that I had forgotten his name. Shame on me! Even though I can't share his name with you, I can truly say that he was the highlight of my St. Patricks Day.
Saturday, March 17, 2012
So, this is the last in my lunch time series but, I enjoyed it so much, I'm sure I'll be taking more lunch time photos along the way.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Lunch on Thursday was a special treat. My friend and I went to Lon's at the Hermosa Inn which is very close to my office and yet I hadn't been there in ages. We sat on this wonderful patio and enjoyed a fantastic meal while surrounded by the most gorgeous garden I've seen in a long time.
I'll have to treat myself to a lunch like that more often.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tomorrow I'm having lunch with a friend so we'll see what I can find to photograph then.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
I drove over the the food court at the Scottsdale Fashion Square Shopping Center for lunch on Tuesday and noticed that this lady and her child are still sitting here by the fountain. This bronze sculpture has been at the base of the escalators for many years now and it makes a pleasant piece of art work for a mall location. There is no plaque or sign to tell me who created it though.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I'm giving myself a little challenge for this week. The weather is so nice right now I think should get out of the office for lunch this week and I've challenged myself to take a blog photo at lunch every day this week. Above is Monday's picture. Not very far from my office, I spotted this statue in someone's yard.
I can't wait to see what I find tomorrow.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Back in June, I posted a photo of a church being built with a huge dome on the top. You can see it here. The dome is now covered with this shiny material making it really stand out for miles away. It is located very near interstate 10 running through the heart of Phoenix so anyone traveling on that highway can't help but see it.
So for yesterday's post, I took the above photo and worked a little magic with it to create that chrome and black sky look.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
This weekend, the Tovrea Castle opens to the public for tours. This morning a few of us took the Mayor of Phoenix there to see the displays and learn how our tours are going to work. On Saturday and Sunday, I'll be playing the role of tour guide for the scheduled tours.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
A view of the high-rise office buildings along Central Avenue in the mid-town business area of Phoenix. This is my neighborhood and I love seeing those buildings from my back yard. I said they were all office buildings but, I must correct myself. That one way down on the end is the One Lexington condo building that I've featured on this site many times before.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Here is another one of the colorfully painted rooms at the old motel I've featured on Sunday and Monday. When I was just a little kid, I'm sure I stayed in places that looked much like this on the many travels with my parents and sisters. My dad planned a road trip every summer when we were all little. The family had visited all 48 states (not Alaska or Hawaii) by the time we were all in high school. I can't tell you how much I enjoyed those trips! It was my summer adventure.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
I went to see "Wicked" for the third time last Sunday afternoon and I noticed that many of the members of the audience really got into the spirit of the play. One whole family was dressed as characters from "The Wizard of Oz" and there were many ladies with striped stockings walking about. It is one of my favorite musicals but, I must admit I've never felt the urge to mimic the characters from the play.
Monday, March 5, 2012
This is the sign that stands in front of the motel I featured yesterday. A welcoming sign to lure in the traveler who needs a good nights rest. I can tell that someone has been maintaining this property. You can see in the lower right of the sign where graffiti has been covered up.
Sunday, March 4, 2012
There are many places in Phoenix where the old highways used to pass where you can find old abandoned motels that are no longer in business. I found this place on east Van Buren and it is one of the better maintained places I've seen. It almost looks as though someone is using it for storage but, I know for sure it's no longer a motel. I'll show you more photos from here in the future. It's an interesting spot.
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
I found this interesting switch at a local restaurant. I love the one that does "Nothing".