Yesterday I had the opportunity to go over to Prescott and participate in a Photo Walk. I got to meet a couple whose photo stream I have been following on flickr for awhile now. They were great people! Fun to be around! Tom and DaNece, very nice people! I also met the leader of the walk and his girlfriend, Rich and Sadira. I also met a lot of other people but didn't get any names. :/
We took a short walk around Prescott, starting at Sharlott Hall Museum. It was such a pretty place! I had never been over there before. The grounds were covered in flower beds and old buildings. It was really neat!
This a sculpture called "Corn Mother".
I didn't get a picture of the plaque with it.
This bronze by renowned Hopi artist
Al Qőyawayma represents his people's
respect for the life-giving role of corn.
This "Nurturing Mother" embraces the
staff of life as she would a beloved child,
forming an ancient bond between the
past and the present.
Iron Turbine Windmill is an historic windmill at 415 W. Gurley Street in Prescott, Arizona. It is technically a windpump, but the American term is windmill.
The windmill was built in 1876 and added to the National Historic Register in 1981.
After walking around the museum grounds we headed down Gurley St. towards Whiskey Row Alley. I have driven down Gurley St. several times, it is amazing what you miss when you are driving by not paying any attention to your surroundings!
Walking down Whiskey Row Alley...What a great place for a photo walk! I have always loved pictures of fire escapes and alleys. I never realized there were places like that right under my nose! :)
I loved all the old, cracking bricks and mortar!
I LOVE this red building! It was such a contrast to the old weathered, cracking brick buildings around it.I would love to take a family here and do portraits. It would be perfect for any kind of shoot!
Next we walked down Whiskey Row. Charlie thought this was one of those things where you take a pic and it turns it into a sphere. It is really a ball of made of various wood pieces. It was really cool! It was shot through a store window, that's why there is some glare there.
My daughter has come home from school before asking what that loud noise she hears everyday at school is. So one day were outside and she said that sound! She was talking about the cicadas! These bugs are so ugly and big...but they are fascinating! I had never seen one up close, only in pictures. Well they were everywhere at the courthouse. A little girl found one and she and Tom, were nice enough to hold it for me so I could take pics of them. They are truly odd looking bugs but so cool too.
Well that was half of my day. The other half was spent at my son's Cub Scout Day Camp. Which I will blog about soon, on my family blog. :)