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Old 02-17-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Took a trip downtown this morning and took a bunch of photos. Thought I would share them with you. Hope you enjoy the Old Pueblo

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Old 02-17-2008, 05:06 PM
 
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Smile Thanks for sharing your photos!

They're good amateur pictures. I don't have a problem with downtown being ugly or dirty. My problem is with it being dead, particularly on weekends, as anybody can see. It's only enjoyed by the bums. Btw, did you chase them away while taking the pics in order to not get grief from us?! I don't think I saw any... Bums are fixtures around the library and the court house and I can't and won't deny that. They're not dangerous by any means, though.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:09 PM
 
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Glad you like them. there were actually a lot of bums out today but none bothered me. I was suprised at how many people (tourists) were downtown today. It's all because of the Gem Show going on. I didn't make it up to "A" Mountain today but I will try another time.

Daniel
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Red Rock, Arizona
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Sure is a nice camera you got there, it takes a good picture.

I wonder if downtown Tucson will ever be a destination like the city leaders want it to be. So much money has been spent on studies, but not much has been done. Lots of potential there though.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:17 PM
 
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Glad you like them. there were actually a lot of bums out today but none bothered me. I was suprised at how many people (tourists) were downtown today. It's all because of the Gem Show going on. I didn't make it up to "A" Mountain today but I will try another time.

Daniel
I go for a walk occasionally in downtown on weekends and there are always some tourists. I like to have lunch at La Cocina - in the courtyard of the Old Town Artisans' shops (by the Art Museum). It's always full of out-of-towners. I don't find the food to be anything to write home about, but like the atmosphere. You may wanna try it some day.

Old Town Artisans/La Cocina Restaurant & Catering

Old Town Artisans

Boy, this thread is very picture-heavy. Some people's computers may not make it.
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Old 02-17-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Thank you. I just bought a Kodak Camera 8.2 MegaPixel. It better be good! That would be nice if downtown Tucson could be the destination they want it to be. I kinda like downtown except for some of the strange people down there.

Daniel
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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Here are the links to two videos I made while downtown today. Hope you like



YouTube - Tour of Downtown Tucson from Parking Garage


YouTube - La Placita Village Tour-Downtown Tucson
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Here are the links to two videos I made while downtown today. Hope you like



YouTube - Tour of Downtown Tucson from Parking Garage


YouTube - La Placita Village Tour-Downtown Tucson
Looks like the camera will take some getting used to , Daniel, but as tech-challenged as I am, I can certainly empathize. However, it's really good that you put some effort into it and made videos available to people who consider moving here. It looks like there isn't much for them to see as far as videos. Since transportation is your problem, maybe some day I'll take you on a field trip - the sights from me, the photography from you.

I like La Placita, too, and don't mind the Mexican heritage at all. I'd love to see more bright-colored buildings like La Placita any day over the desert drab. We're not lizards and I can't quite relate to the need of forcing people to blend with the desert. White houses on green background look just fine.
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Old 02-17-2008, 06:42 PM
 
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Thanks. The field trip would be great. . yeah, I'm still getting used to the camera. Not the best at it but once I use it more, i will get better.

La Placita is probably my favorite place to relax in downtown. It's nice and green and usually quiet.

Daniel
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Old 02-17-2008, 07:02 PM
 
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Thanks. The field trip would be great. . yeah, I'm still getting used to the camera. Not the best at it but once I use it more, i will get better.

La Placita is probably my favorite place to relax in downtown. It's nice and green and usually quiet.

Daniel
I apologize for my previous reaction, Daniel. I honestly thought you were doing it deliberately. Had no idea somebody's experiences can be so limited after having lived somewhere for a few years...
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