Thursday, January 2, 2014

Holidays at the Hacienda


This actually is the Eliot Patio of the Webster Auditorium at the Desert Botanical Garden.  Construction for this adobe building began in 1939, a year after the state granted the land to the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society which founded the Desert Botanical Garden.  Today the building is used for meetings, weddings and other events.  Right at the moment, they have set up a "Chihuly in the Garden" shop with all kinds of Chihuly related items for sale.  When the garden isn't busy, I like to sit on this patio and imagine what it would have been like to live here in the 1940's.  

13 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

I can see why, beautiful looking patio

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous, and a real step back in time!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The hacienda's are always so beautiful this time of year. We'd forgotten. LOVED your photo of the year!

Happy New Year. Here's to another great year of photoblogging.

Janis & David

Kate said...

As I recall you posted a poinsettia tree for Randy's pleasure awhile back; he should like this one. Yes, the hacienda would be such a delightful home. I'd like one now!!

Thérèse said...

Nice little patio so well decorated!

Judy said...

I would have expected some beautiful decorations at the Garden and I am not disappointed.

Karl Demetz said...

This is unique!

RedPat said...

It must have been grand, Sharon!

Lowell said...

I was in that area in the 1950s. It wasn't nearly so crowded. I think the population of Phoenix was 150,000.

Lovely tree...there's something about poinsettias!

glenda said...

I can see you have found a great place for pondering.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful setting!

JM said...

Beautiful Xmas tree and beautiful patio too.