I still remember my first time in Arizona, visiting a friend just after graduating from high school. As I began to think about moving to Phoenix, it was the view of the city from Camelback Mountain that helped seal the deal for me. Only a couple months after, I was driving cross country in my little brown pontiac sunbird with my ferret Charlie.
I'm still inspired by mountain vantages. Here's a view of the Phoenix skyline backlit with a gorgeous sunset (double inspiration!) from Tempe's A mountain.