All posts tagged “Downtown Phoenix

Photograph of Phoenix's Westward Ho building with a palm tree in the foreground to the right.

Disappearing into the sky

I didn’t notice. I thought I was being observant. Taking the time to take in what I was seeing, but I didn’t see it. I didn’t see until now that the antenna atop the Westward Ho looks like it’s disappearing into the sky. But I […]

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Photograph of a flock of pigeons sitting and standing on and around some stairs leading up to a door.

Conflab

There’s something oddly suspicious looking about these pigeons. Or is that just me? Maybe it’s not that they look suspicious, but there’s something oddly human about how they’re all appear to be waiting for… something. Or I’m reading way too much into an image of […]

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Photograph a building facade with red and white awnings and some electric scooters parked out front.

Looking very civil

Taken at that time of the mid-morning on a weekday when folks are at work, the lunch break is still a little while away, and restaurants are prepping for a mildly active Monday lunch time. This cute little storefront is Hot Daisy Pizza on Roosevelt […]

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Photograph of a woman crossing the road in the distance, with the top and bottom of photograph bordered by trees in the foreground.

The greenest I’ve seen (in summer)

That day, wandering around the neighbourhood it struck me just how green everything was. Sure, the Sonoran Desert has been dubbed the greenest desert in the world. But with the recent rainfal, everything looks so much more green and lush. Whether it’s the hillsides and […]

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Photograph of the pavement lined with trees and brushes but shrouded in shadows.

This is the way

Picture this. You’ve got the day off. Weather is unseasonably cool. It rained last night. Humidity has set in in. But it’s still below 90F. What do you do? What else do you do but go out for a much-needed long and windy walk around […]

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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 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 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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