Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Southwestern Gate


I've shown pictures from the Hermosa Inn before but, now that so many things are blooming, I thought it would be nice to show another view from this gorgeous resort.  These are the gates you enter from the parking area when you are going to indulge in lunch or dinner at the resort.  The entrance really enhances the spirit of the southwest and those blooming palo verde trees in the background have put on their finest for this shot.

I can't leave the resort without showing one more of the many Allan Houser sculptures that have found a home on the resort's grounds.  This one is called The Corngrinder.

17 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Beautiful symmetry and composition in this image Sharon, wonderful backdrop, as you say so Arizona.. Really like the corn grinder's smooth lines.

llandudnopictures said...

Gorgeous, I can almost feel that warming heat!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Hermosa Inn is a quiet treasure.

Mersad said...

The gate is wonderful! Simple but at the same time special. The little lamps on each side, are lovely as well.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Judy said...

They have done a wonderful job of making it all so beautiful.

Bill Nicholls said...

Looks very minamalistic

glenda said...

I love sitting on the patio enjoying their wonderful food and drinks. It has a very peaceful secluded atmosphere. Great photo of the front gate with the trees over the top!

Lowell said...

'Tis a gorgeous gate, open or closed. The Hermosa Inn must be an elegant, upscale place. Maybe they'd let me visit if I asked nicely?

RedPat said...

Love the gates, the shadows, and the sculpture!

cieldequimper said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, the gate the adobe, the planters and the Houser sculpture is a gem. But then he is a great artist in my opinion.

(The photo today on VDP is double exposure but I just wish I knew how it happened!)

Thérèse said...

Returning thanks to the earth. It;s beautiful. This sculpture was at the DBG during Las Luminarias one year. It looks like the perfect place for it.

William Kendall said...

Wonderful shots. The place looks unmistakably Southwestern.

Catalyst/Taylor said...

These beautiful photos are sooooooooooo Southwestern! Good eye, Sharon.

Randy said...

It's a beautiful resort.

Kate said...

Houser definitely was a remarkable artist. One reason I love Santa Fe and its art is because of his pieces scattered all over the place.

Jack said...

This girl from Quincy, Illinois has sure become a lover of the dry Southwest, hasn't she?

José Mendonça said...

Great composition of the beautiful adobe wall with the mountain in the background!