Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Arizona Canal


The Arizona Canal dates back the 1880's and is part of the vast Salt River Project water distribution system in the Phoenix area.  The canal runs 50 miles through Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, Peoria and Mesa.  In Scottsdale it serves as the center point for what is called the Scottsdale Waterfront.  I've posted about that before here.  A little bit past the Scottsdale Waterfront area, the canal runs under Scottsdale road and emerges again on the other side.  Many times driving past this intersection, I've noticed the pedestrian bridge across the canal and all the bell-like structures on the side of it.  I finally made a point of taking a closer look.


I really thought I'd hear some tones with the water flowing over these bells but, all I could hear was the gurgling water.


It's an interesting feature that is part of the Scottsdale Public Arts project along the canal.

12 comments:

Andy said...

That looks different. I have never seen anything like the bells in the water.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh that's rather a unique piece of public art Sharon, what a brilliant idea.. I can see it's naturally getting a wee bit rusty there.. all adds to it's charm 😊

Karl Demetz said...

What an unique idea !

Lowell said...

Wow, this did not exist when I lived there. What a project and quite beautiful in its own right!

Steve Reed said...

Interesting! I guess they're more visible than audible.

Judy said...

Looks nice.

Christine said...

I love this really unique way of adding art and movement and sound to the canal! Great photos Sharon!

William Kendall said...

It certainly stands out well, looking at these installations amid the water. I like it!

bill burke said...

What a unique and creative way to add public art to the city. It is something I never seen and I really like it. I wonder in what conditions the bells would ring. Nice images, Sharon.

RedPat said...

I love it! Fabulous!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

Thats a smart bit of art, i like this.

Jack said...

Interesting visually. Like you, I would have assumed that they made bell-like sounds. Odd.