Saturday, November 1, 2014

Theme Day: Landmarks


The November 1st theme for City Daily Photo bloggers is "Landmark" and what better Phoenix landmark is there than Tovrea Castle.  Do you remember back in 2010 and 2011 when I spent quite a lot of time here helping the city get it ready to open to the public?  I probably mentioned sometime back then how this place sits atop a hill on the south side of Phoenix right in the flight path for Sky Harbor International Airport.  When I spent all those years doing consulting work in other cities, I always knew I was home when I peeked out the airplane window and spotted the castle as we approached for a landing.  So not only is a city landmark but it's a personal landmark for me too.  If you don't remember this place, click here and you will see some of the many posts I did about the place back then.  The post from June 10, 2010 tells the story of the castle.

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21 comments:

Halcyon said...

I like the way you got the plane in there. It definitely adds something to the shot. I'd love to visit this castle - it looks neat!

Thérèse said...

Quite a pic!
First time I see the Castle in this color...

llandudnopictures said...

Lots to see here, you have framed the castle perfectly with those two planes!

Birdman said...

... and with two planes too. They only add to your framing.

glenda said...

Great shot of the castle! I like you have observed the castle from the plane on my return to Phoenix and felt home again. The cacti around the castle are really neat!

Merisi said...

Beautifully captured, truly memorable landmark!

william braquemard said...

What an interesting landmark! and a well composed shot.

Judy said...

Good choice and how cool that you caught two planes coming in for a landing at the same time!

William Kendall said...

Quite a beautiful structure, Sharon, and I like that it feels like it fits in well with the terrain.

cieldequimper said...

This is an incredible photo! Brava!
It looks wonderfully exotic to me!

RedPat said...

Love the shot, Sharon! I remember your posts very well.

Bob Crowe said...

We've been to Phoenix a number of times and I don't remember seeing this. Having Southwest Airlines in the foreground is appropriate.

Randy said...

Nice choice.

Tanya Breese said...

love this!

Jack said...

Now, how did I know you would pick Tovrea Castle? I also had the botanical garden as a possibility.

Karl Demetz said...

Oh, this is a gorgeous shot, Sharon ! Brava !

Kate said...

This appears to be your very own Phoenix Landmark!

LOLfromPasa said...

Love the composition here. If ever I get the chance to fly into Phoenix, would love to see this spot from the sky.

Lois said...

It is lovely Sharon! It must be beautiful from the air too.

José Mendonça said...

Amazing timing and I love the Saguaro 'forest'!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

You could not have made a better choice Sharon, an iconic building for so many reasons.