31 August 2016
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28 August 2016
Westward Look Resort, one of Tucson's oldest hotels. The resort has a rich history and still retains a western flair that appeals to an international clientele.
27 August 2016
26 August 2016
Two views of our world famous night sky. We are lucky to have such clear skies in Tucson. Did you know that Tucson is one of the top 10 sites for astronomy in the U.S.? Meteorite showers are particularly beautiful here!
Photo courtesy of George Goldman.
25 August 2016
24 August 2016
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22 August 2016
Photo courtesy Steve Wolfer.
21 August 2016
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17 August 2016
You may recognize the distinctive style of this building if you are familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright's winter home, Taliesin West, is a wonderful day trip from Tucson. His organic style of architecture beautifully incorporates local natural materials in the structure. The entire compound is set on nearly 500 acres and offers spectacular panorama views.
16 August 2016
Tucson has a big monthly event which is held downtown and usually encompasses 4th Avenue also. It is called "2nd Saturday" and lots of fun things happen - live music, vendors selling all sorts of fun and weird stuff, food trucks... you name it. Here is a window display that tied into the Mermaid Theme that set the tone for the evening and for the parade. Here's more info and pics!
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.
Photo courtesy of Susan Dodson.
13 August 2016
It's time once again for a "Where is this?" contest! First person to identify where this painting is hanging wins a "fabulous" TDP t-shirt or mousepad. Good luck!
DAY 2: No guesses yet?
Here is a hint: OK - this restaurant is not one of the "new kids on the block." It has been in Tucson since the late 1990's. South of Speedway; north of Broadway.
Day 3: Good guess, Roseann but not a winner! This charming restaurant is just steps away from the beautiful Fox Theatre..... yep, Caffe Milano. If you love Italian food, you must try this restaurant. Here's their website.
12 August 2016
Gaslight Theatre is a Tucson treasure! Every show I have ever seen there has been hilarious. The current show, "The Freedom League" is sort of Star Trek meets Superman with Wonder Woman and Flash Gordon thrown in for good measure. The special effects are designed to be totally cheesy and guaranteed to make you laugh. This current show runs through August 28. Go and laugh! It's good for the soul!
11 August 2016
11 AUGUST 2010
This was the last entry to a downtown walking tour I posted on the site in 2010. FUN Sculpture!
You've learned a lot about Tucson's history this week but I bet you didn't expect to find out that dinosaurs live here. This life-size beauty was created by local artist Daniel McQuestion and is currently camping out on this friend's porch until it finds a new home. Know anyone who would like to display this fantastic creature in their home or office?
To learn more about Daniel's work, please go to his website: www.dmcquestion.com. There you will learn about his plans and see many other examples of feathered dinosaurs. Let me give a special thank you to the owner of 372 W Franklin for permitting me to photograph this beauty.
10 August 2016
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Photos courtesy of Susan Dodson.
06 August 2016
05 August 2016
Maynard's remains one of my favorites. Maynard's is housed in the historic train depot complex and offers an interior dining room, nice bar, and outside patio dining as well. They have a nice menu of custom cocktails! It also has a market where you can grab something on the run and do a little shopping for some gourmet food items.
04 August 2016
04 AUGUST 2009
Seven years ago on this date we were craving water! Now we are getting nearly a daily deluge of rain. Here is the full posting from Aug 4, 2009:
We hearty Tucsonans are pretty much living in the triple digits now (day and night!) so any glimpse or sound of water is welcome. This refreshing bubbly oasis is on the west patio of the Tucson Museum of Art.