02 August 2015

My Sunflower Skyscraper ~

Last month I posted this sunflower as a "work in progress." Its growth had eclipsed all of the other sunflowers I had growing in my garden. This heroic specimen ultimately reached a majestic 82 1/2" -- just a squeak below 7' tall! My neighbor's patio is on the other side of the fence and she claims that she could almost see this flower getting taller by the minute as she sat on her patio!  Beauty!

01 August 2015

Dramatic and beautiful sculpture ~

Today's post is one more piece of interesting public art in charming Bisbee, AZ - a sphinx. One of the most wonderful things about the town is the bounty of art that is everywhere. At every turn, on every winding street, there is whimsy and beauty to greet the eye. 

31 July 2015

Heavenly gate ~

As you have seen in recent posts, Bisbee, AZ is full of art and interesting buildings. Here is another amazing, beautiful example of sculpture tucked away on one of the many winding streets of this former mining boom town. These dramatic bronze angels hover over a gate to a private residence. They are the work of artist Benjamin Dale. Simply breathtaking! Additional note: the angels image illustrates the cover of Sky Rocket Prophet's Valley Hymns album. 

30 July 2015

Enjoy Royale Treatment ~

This great movie theatre in Bisbee, AZ is a converted church. Similar to Tucson's The Loft Cinema, the Royale shows foreign and classic films and serves beer, wine, and food so you can drink and dine while you enjoy a film. I have to say that the sculpture has to be the biggest fly I have ever seen! Don't know the story about it so if you do, please share! 

29 July 2015

Gargoyle Sentry ~

Built into a mountainside, Bisbee, AZ has lots of winding paths and roads - former mule routes for the copper mine operation. Enjoy this charming view - and don't miss the path's Guardian Gargoyle! 

28 July 2015

Bisbee - a lively ghost town ~

The old mining town of Bisbee, AZ is full of interesting stories. And some of them are ghost stories as the famous Bisbee Ghost Tour will verify. This stencil might be a stop on the tour or just be a sentiment by a Bisbee resident. 

27 July 2015

Bisbee's one-of-a-kind race ~

Here is "Stairway #3" in the annual climb event. Bisbee, AZ is an old mining town near Tucson. After the boom, Bisbee transformed itself into a quirky and interesting Old West artisan community. Each year the town hosts the Bisbee 1000 Stair Climb, a unique fitness challenge that uses the town's many winding streets and steep stairways to create a fun event. This year it will be held in October. Click on the link for more info or to register for it! "The Climb" provides many astounding views of the town and the surrounding mountains. Climb on!