Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Random Tucson Photos
I'm posting a few random shots from my weekend in Tucson today. I'll go into more detail on some of the places I visited on my travel site sometime in the future. First we have this lovely "Tucson" mural that I found near the downtown. The sign in front of the building said it was a gallery but, I never found it open while I was there.
My absolute favorite shot of the entire weekend was this one of a very curious young owl who was watching me through a shop window at the Tahono Chul Gardens. I had never visited this place before and I must admit, I'll have to go back when the weather is cooler. It was simply too hot to spend much time out doors with the sun bearing down. When I stopped at the gift shop, the lady working there asked if I'd seen this owl hanging out just outside the window. I got out my camera and the little guy became very curious, watching my every move.
I spent some time at the Tucson Museum of Art in downtown Tucson. It's another place I had not visited before and I was very impressed. The museum occupies several buildings that have been beautifully integrated with a new contemporary gallery that I loved.
I spent some time exploring the historic neighborhoods of Tucson looking for interesting historic buildings to photograph. That's something I do every time I go but, this time I went a little further afield.
Another first was a visit to the Saint Augustine Cathedral in downtown Tucson. This historic church was built in 1776 when Tucson was a part of the Royal Presidio territory of Spain.
I also visited the DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun, the studio and former home of the late artist Ted DeGrazia. What a thoroughly enchanting place this turned out to be. In addition to his wonderful works of art, many I had never seen before, the style of the gallery was breathtaking.
I'll post more information about each of these places on my travel site sometime in the future. Each one held some surprises for me.