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Old 01-05-2013, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Ok, found some to contribute. While these aren't really "Phoenix", they're nearby.


Canyon Lake, along AZ 88 ("Apache Trail"). This picture is taken at one of the pull offs, just before the first one-lane bridge (headed towards the Marina, from Apache Junction).


At the "top" of Apache Trail, just before the road turns to gravel for the next 22 miles. Stopped to watch the sunset.


Enjoying the view of the side of the road*. (Ok, story time -- a friend of mine actually drove his car off the road here, and down a 200 foot cliff. He and his passenger were just fine. We stopped to give him hell about it. If you look closely, you can see the tire marks in the photo).
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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Here are a couple of one of Phoenix' oldest neighborhoods, Grant Park:


And here is a Black & White of some kids playing basketball in the actual park that the neighborhood is named after (Grant Park). Note the downtown Phoenix skyline to the right and the APS plant to the left.
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:49 PM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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I guess that area could be called midtown Phoenix, right?
Yes, although everybody has their own definitions.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:07 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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(Ok, story time -- a friend of mine actually drove his car off the road here, and down a 200 foot cliff. He and his passenger were just fine. We stopped to give him hell about it. If you look closely, you can see the tire marks in the photo).
lmao, the universe must have been sending him a message: No Miata's on the Apache Trail! Glad they were OK.
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Willo Historic District, Phoenix, AZ
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ
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lmao, the universe must have been sending him a message: No Miata's on the Apache Trail! Glad they were OK.
Nah, we take Miatas up all the time (note the 4 of them in those pics). I think the real moral is: spend money on good tires!

Content: I love the art in downtown Phoenix --


I've always wondered, though, what's the giant funnel thing hanging over civic space park (Central & Filmore) supposed to be? I love seeing it at night, though (in case one of you has a photo).
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:38 AM
 
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Nah, we take Miatas up all the time (note the 4 of them in those pics). I think the real moral is: spend money on good tires!

Content: I love the art in downtown Phoenix --


I've always wondered, though, what's the giant funnel thing hanging over civic space park (Central & Filmore) supposed to be? I love seeing it at night, though (in case one of you has a photo).
There was a whole thread about it when it was installed. I know there are photos there, I thought there was one in this thread, but perhaps not. It's designed by Janet Echelman. As far as what it's "supposed to be" there's some comments by Ms. Echelman in an article you can link to here:

Janet Echelman: An Artist's Portfolio Site (click on the "Art Attack" link.)

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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Some pix I got this afternoon while running errands:

This is a good example of the revitalization of downtown Phoenix (It's a vacant lot being turned into a highrise luxury apartment complex, corner of Roosevelt & 3rd St).


Then here's a few pix of a beautiful mural in the Garfield neighborhood (The mural is pretty long, so just imagine putting the photo frames together to see it all). Very rich in culture (and you can click to see these in more detail):

I like this one, representing cultural diversity from Martin Luther King to the Pachucos to the Mexica Warrior to the Man in the Maze, very cool...


Shows all creeds and colors as equals working together to push down the wall striving towards unity; with the Phoenician Chicana graduate watching her people, to the immigrant paletero...





I think that art is very powerful and a great use of positive imagery in a typically poor and high crime area...
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:53 PM
 
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Just a point of clarification -- Roosevelt Point, the apts under construction at 3rd and Roosevelt, is a student housing community. An unusual one, to be sure, but perhaps not luxury in the general sense.

Nice mural shots!
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Eastlake Park, PHX
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Just a point of clarification -- Roosevelt Point, the apts under construction at 3rd and Roosevelt, is a student housing community. An unusual one, to be sure, but perhaps not luxury in the general sense.

Nice mural shots!
Thanks! And I did not know that about Roosevelt Point (I didn't even know the name LOL), but that's good to know, thanks for the information!
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