Photograph of the rooftops of villas in Bahrain.

The favourite view

On the one hand, it’s hard not to love a sea view. Which was actually the view through another set of windows from this same apartment. But this view—the rooftops of villa upon villa—was my favourite from this apartment. Every villa looking a little bit […]

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Photograph of multiple buildings completely filling the frame.

Penned in

One of my favourite ways to take photos is to completely fill the frame. (And also, completely oppositely—capturing images where there’s a lot of negative space. I like the extremes!) Totally filling the frame often asks the viewer of the image to spend just a […]

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Photograph of the city of Phoenix in the distance, with views of South Mountain in the foreground.

A stone’s throw away

Waiting for the day when I’ll stop being amazed that these sort of views and sights are just a stone’s throw away. That’s downtown Phoenix in this image, taken from South Mountain. The wonderful thing about South Mountain is how accessible this view from it […]

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Photograph of a house covered in graffiti off Roosevelt Row in Phoenix, Arizona.

Covered, head to toe

On 5th Street and Garfield Street, you’ll find this house. It’s covered in graffiti. You can barely see an inch of this house’s original paint colour. I have no idea about the history of this house. Why is it covered in graffiti? Who owns it? […]

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Photograph of people walking between trees.

People watching at the DBG

Watching how people wander around Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Gardens is almost as interesting as the actual gardens. Almost. It’s fun to see and hear other visitors having the exact same reactions and thoughts you’re having seeing the gardens—look at the SIZE of that saguaro; you […]

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Photograph of construction in downtown Phoenix.

Coming soon in Phoenix

Keeping on with this Phoenix theme in posts this week. Because I have a lot of photos of this quite lovely city I want to share. Downtown Phoenix is seemingly always in-flux. New buildings going up. Empty lots seemingly getting filled. It’s great to see. […]

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Photograph of a sunset sky coloured orange and purple and filled with rippling clouds.

The sunsets are fire

The sunsets in Bahrain always used to stop me in my tracks. I’d always tell friends and family, you’ve never seen sunsets like this before. I’m singing the same tune now, but swap out “Bahrain” for “Phoenix.” One late afternoon, I headed up South Mountain […]

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Photograph of a group of buildings in downtown Phoenix.

The Phoenix version

May have unintentionally and subconciously recreated this image taken in Boston here. There are some similar elements, but the perspective and angle on this image is much less dramatic than the one taken of a similar feeling skyline in Boston. I actually remember taking this […]

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Photograph of Phoenix's Westward Ho, surrounded by silhouetted tree branches

Westward, Ho

An icon on downtown Phoenix’s skyline, the Westward Ho was initially a hotel when it opened back in 1928. It held the title as the tallest building in Phoenix for over 30 years. Now it’s a subsidized housing complex. And apparently haunted. There are few […]

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