|8/25/2012, Metal Arts Village, Tucson, Arizona|
Thursday, August 30, 2012
|8/7/2012, Tucson, Arizona|
[Links: check out these incredible pictures of an incredible bird taken by Arija of Garden Delights down in South Australia: New Holland Honeyeater. The Tucson Murals Project recently featured pictures of a very cool mural painted car painted in 1998 and now looking for a new home.]
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
|8/25/2012, Toole Ave near 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona|
Kind of like something you would expect to see on the Simpsons?
[Links: Check out the incredible paper art creations of Tucson artist Nick Georgiou which he makes out of cut newspaper and paperback books -- amazing work!]
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|8/25/2012, Metal Arts Village, Tucson, AZ|
Monday, August 27, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
|8/25/2012, Toole & 6th Ave, Tucson, Arizona|
I noticed this very cool kinetic butterfly sculpture on the corner of Toole Ave & 6th Ave this morning, it was apparently installed back in May of this year.
Its a 20 ft tall, 6 & 1/2 foot wingspan kinetic sculpture made by Ned Schaper (aka Mat Bevel).
It wasn't in motion when I saw it, but here is a link to the Bevel Butterfly Company which has some nice night videos of it in flight (once on their site, click the center of their screen two times to get to first video).
Friday, August 24, 2012
|8/19/2012, 7th St, Tucson, Arizona|
|8/19/2012, 7th St, Tucson, Arizona|
[Links: The current Sept/Oct issue of AAA Highroads magazine has a nice article by Lorraine Darconte on Tucson's All Souls Procession. I'm pleased to say that they used two of my event photos in the article. The online version of the article can be viewed here. Here are my past blog posts covering the annual All Souls Procession, in case you've missed them.]
Monday, August 20, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
|8/12/2012, Gutierrez Bridge looking west, Tucson, Arizona|
This is without a doubt going to be a cool bridge. When completed, this 320 foot bridge across the Santa Cruz river/wash will provide a shaded east-west connection for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists, and of course, the new Sun Link electric streetcar.
The pedestrian shade sails have a very nice look to them and are designed not only to provide shade to the walkway, but also to cast various shade patterns onto the sidewalk below -- nice idea!
Each end of the new streetcar bridge has a wide staircase on each side which leads down to the pedestrian/bike paths that run along the banks of the Santa Cruz.
|8/12/2012, Gutierrez Bridge, looking NE toward downtown Tucson, Arizona|
|8/12/2012, Gutierrez Bridge looking east, Tucson, Arizona|
|8/12/2012, Guiterrez Bridge, Tucson, Arizona|
Here you see the ends of two more sails, with different cutouts for unique shadows cast below. I'm not sure since this is still under construction, but it appears that the stairs have a narrow ramp along one side that could be used to easily wheel one's bike up from the bike path(?).
|8/12/2012, SE steps on Gutierrez Bridge|
|8/12/2012, on bike path under Gutierrez Bridge, Tucson, Arizona|
|8/12/2012, looking SE, Gutierrez Bridge, Tucson, Arizona|
|8/12/2012, streetcar rails staged at west end of streetcar route, Tucson, Arizona|
|8/11/2012, looking east down University Blvd from 3rd Ave|
|8/11/2012, old tracks at University Blvd and 4th Ave|
|8/11/2012, completed roadway on 4th Ave between 6th St and University Blvd, looking south|
|8/11/2012, 4th Ave, site for future streetcar stop platform|
|8/11/2012, 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona|
This crew appeared to be drilling holes to place pillar foundations. I *think* this section west of 4th Ave paralleling the railroad tracks is going to be part of the storage yard for the 8 streetcars when they are not in use.
|8/11/2012, west of 4th Ave & 9th Street|
|8/11/2012, west of 4th Ave and 9th Street|
|8/11/2012, 8th Street west of 4th Ave, Streetcar maintenance building and storage area|
To view all of my blog posts and pictures related to Sun Link, the Tucson Modern Streetcar construction project, click here.
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Friday, August 10, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
|8/7/2012, 4th Ave, Tucson, Arizona|
Past readers of my blog may recognize the Tiki Head. I posted pictures/video of it being moved from its original home at Magic Carpet miniature golf course on the east side of town back in December, 2008. My, how time flies.
For all my posts/pictures related to the new Tucson modern electric streetcar track construction project, click here.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Canon G12, 7/26/2012
I'm not sure what was going on here, apparently they were using the very tall crane to stabilize the communications tower over by 22nd St and Kino Parkway for some reason. Must be fun attaching / detaching the crane from the top of the tower!
Monday, August 6, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
|8/2/2012, morning, looking west down 2nd Street from Mountain Ave|
|8/2/2012, looking east down 2nd Street from Park Ave|
the eastbound track appear to be higher than the westbound tracks
|8/2/2012, lunchtime, looking west down 2nd Street from Mountain Ave|
the morning's concrete has set on the eastbound rail; more westbound initial rail placement, then comes the under rail metal supports, space adjustments between rails, leveling, etc.
|8/2/2012, looking west down University Blvd from Park Ave|
|8/5/2012, looking south on 4th Ave from 7th Street|
the recently torn up stretch of 4th Ave -- still expect to see a horse drawn wagon pass by
|8/5/2012, looking north on 4th Ave from 7th Street|
|8/4/2012, 6th St near 5th Ave, Tucson, AZ|
There must be an artist in the area that boards zebras...
[Links: I saw the following short film today before seeing the french animated movie "A Cat in Paris". Here from YouTube -- what became of the Saber-Toothed Housecat...]
Saturday, August 4, 2012
7/28/2012, Tumamoc Hill, Tucson
Tumamoc Hill, just west of downtown Tucson, is a popular place for a good steep walk in the evenings or early mornings. I've posted several pictures of or from Tumamoc Hill on my blog in the past.
Friday, August 3, 2012
7/28/2012, behind business near UofA main gate
This ia a large tile mural made up of many small tiles, face designs, and repeating words "Be Kind to Each Other". Behind businesses SW of University Blvd & Park Ave in Tucson.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
7/28/2012, Stone Ave, Tucson, Arizona
Power outage? The signal seems to indicate no cycles/sec to that side of town...
It is possible that the signal wasn't current, but it looked like it had the potential to change.
Worst case, I imagine one could just get off their bike and call Hertz to get over there? ;-)