All posts tagged “Phoenix

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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Photograph of a street scene of a beige older Mercedes in front of a green building surrounded by green trees.

My city, Phoenix

With the Phoenix Suns playing in the NBA Finals this week. And me having turned into a Suns fan, I thought it would be appropriate to theme this week’s photos around my current home—Phoenix. I never imagined myself living in a city. Always thought I […]

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Black and white photograph of the top of a rocky outcrop of a mountain.

That high-top

Landscape in black and white? Sure, why not. Going back to something I mentioned earlier this week—I dig highly textured black and white imagery. And in this image that’s contrasted with the smoothness and significant less contrast-y sky. Why did I choose a black and […]

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Photo of the back of a young person in a blue top surrounded by cacti with a mountain in the background.

Colours of winter

Summer is here. I’m staring down the barrel of a weekend of temperatures of 117F. This image is a nice reminder of winter and temperatures to look forward to. Taken at the Phoenix’s Desert Botanical Gardens just before sunset. That pre-sunset light just looks different […]

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