Category Archives: Downtown Tucson

Downtown from Stone

Looking towards the south side of downtown Tucson from Stone, taken in the evening.  Somehow this view seems oddly intimate to me, like approaching a restaurant from a back alley.  I like the signs advertising  boxing, a car show , something called an “Asian  spectacular”, events being held at the Casino del Sol.  The AVA Amphitheater is on the Pasqua Yaqui reservation near Tucson and is associated the gaming casino.

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Contemplating A Fountain, El Presidio Square

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Courthouse View

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Old County Courthouse – its central courtyard – in the foreground, one of the City of Tucson office buildings on the right and the Unisource building on the left. A range of architectural styles spanning about 200 years. I wonder if it affects how we think, we who spend time in these cities, to have this kind of both architectural diversity and dissonance going on, like 3 different kinds of music playing at the same time.

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Apache Underpass

The perils of being public art, sometimes you can be terrific but your setting trivializes the meaning. Who he is facing? See here.

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Downtown Ladies I

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Part of a memorial at the downtown police department.

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La Placita Stairwell

La Placita Village is part of Tucson’s planned revitalization of its downtown. It is based on a Mexican village motif with a shady central plaza, an historic gazebo, shops and restaurants, business offices, the downtown Tucson tourist bureau. It is really colorful and I love it for that despite its being a highly uppyfied “Mexican” village.

Other than a some sharpening, the is how the camera took the photo. I go into sensory overload every time I visit the La Placita.

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