Thursday, March 24, 2011

the Great Metropolis of Phoenix




The top three images show the tourist mecca of Scottsdale, Phoenix, home to a great number of arts and crafts stores and galleries. It was a nice surprise to come across works on show by one of my favorite New Zealand photographers - Fiona Pardington at Lisa Sette Gallery (at left).
South of Scottsdale is Tempe where the Tempe Center for the Arts sits alongside the Tempe Town Lake. This lake occupies a section of the now dry 'Salt River' and is contained by inflatable rubber barriers, one of which burst in 2010 and drained the lake. Obviously it has since been replaced and the lake refilled with water and fish.

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