The Casa Cordova is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dates to the early 1800's. It's now a part of the Tucson Museum of Art's Historic Block. I thought the colorful string of papel picado (paper cut outs) looked very festive beckoning from the other side of the wooden fence. To read more about Tucson's early history and this remarkable house, click here.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: