Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
a few years ago, the residents of the Maple-Ash neighborhood west of ASU commissioned an artist to craft irrigation standpipes into works of art. Here’s a close up of one at 11th and Farmer to show the eclectic mix of colorful tiles that is common to each standpipe, and also to show something I really love about photography – the opportunity to really look at something and have it open up …the closer I look at this photo, the more objects I see have been incorporated into the design...
Monday, September 5, 2011
Sunday, September 4, 2011
and so, with this shot of tempe's new pedestrian bridge spanning the western end of the lake, my attempt to re-engage the tempe photo blog. i could say i was just released from prison...the reason i haven't posted in a year...the truth is not quite that exciting...
all four sections of the bridge are installed. the sprinkler system is sprinkling cool water onto the bladder dam. the bridge is beautiful, not quite ready for crossing yet, but the scoop is it will be available for short cutting the lake by October.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
earlier this week, on tuesday night just before 10, one
of the rubber bladders of tempe's town lake dam
broke; as quickly as a billion gallons of water could flow
through the gap - surprising not long at all - the lake
drained leaving a strange sight that tempe-ans have
not seen in the 10 years since the lake was created and filled.
luckily, no one was boating or recreating at that hour and
there were no injuries.
lots of attention is centered on the future at the lake and
the current situation - smell (which I didn't find to be that bad);
the potential for mosquitoes to breed in the abundant
puddles and pools of standing water; and quite a lot
of dead fish; this morning, tuesday the alligator was
a star attraction, having been brought in to eat of few of
the dead fish, and she seemed happy to oblige.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
the sail inn is a great place for live music in tempe.
the sugarthieves play blues on wednesdays and
the grateful dead cover, the noodles, play sundays.
there are some good bands lined up to play this
summer. the sail inn has two stages, one inside
and one outside.
Monday, April 26, 2010
dos gringos trailer park restaurant at
1001 E. 8th street. when I was a student at ASU,
8th street was my designated parking area, not too
far to walk to campus and best of all - free. that was
before the trailer park bar and numerous condos
sprung up. it's still an option for free parking - but now
students can have a cold one after the walk to the car.