A quick snapshot of a sleepy side street late afternoon in the height of the summer in Downtown Phoenix. The Phoenix Convention Center is across the street at the east end and Central Ave, the lifeblood of Central Phoenix, is to the west.
You can see the misting system is working in full force to provide relief to restaurant patrons brave enough to sit in the outdoor patio. There is a car parked by a meter in every parking space available as parking is extremely hard to find in downtown. Even putting this picture in black and white, you can still see a ray of sun hitting the glass of the first visible business at the front of the photo.
It’s about a quarter to five and the only reason I’m out and about is to head to the express bus stop, which will whisk me away from this scene of asphalt and concrete.
Check out the details of The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge here.
I started doing Photo Friday posts in March 2012, just six months ago. I started out with photos of public art I’d taken, then moved onto nature photos and other things.
It has been too hot to wander around the city taking pictures of public art pieces. At the same time I’ve noticed August has been a little slow around WordPress as we’re all trying to deal with busy summer work schedules, summer vacations and back to school.
Since I’ve picked up many more readers since starting these Photo Friday posts, I figured now would be a good time to revisit past Photo Fridays focused on public art. Enjoy! Continue reading
A little PHX flavor for your Friday. Pirate ship sighting on Monday, January 9 2012 on corner of 3rd Street and Roosevelt in downtown Phoenix. Was gone by end of that week.