Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TUESDAY TRAVELS

We moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1972 and lived there until 1987.

Then, in 2013 we moved there again.

It had changed a lot in those 26 years.

In 1972, downtown Phoenix was a quiet place that was "dead" in the evenings.

No more.


Nowadays it is a modern thriving city with a vibrant inner city atmosphere.


Restaurants, theatres, bars and clubs, and more and more condos and apartments fill the downtown area these days.




Arizona Center brings a park atmosphere to the heart of this city of a million and a half residents.

(The metro area brings the population up to well over 4 million, as of 2010.  Probably more now.)




Landscapers have brought a touch of beauty to all the modernist surroundings.



Not a bad place to live, if you can afford it.

And if you can stand month after month of living in a climate of triple-digit temperatures.

We couldn't.

We only lasted 10 months before returning to our refuge in Prescott Valley once again.

10 comments:

  1. Don't get me started on downtown Phoenix. Try and get out of here at rush hour when they have blocked off Central Avenue for two months (at least) with a stupid skating rink. That time is soon approaching.

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  2. You got some nice photos from around the Arizona Center and they remind me that I haven't been there in quite a while.

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  3. Nice place to visit, but....
    Your post does tribute to the modern urban scape Phoenix has become.
    We enjoy your home and climate in PV.

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  4. Too hot for me. I need breezes and a proximity to the ocean.

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  5. I first lived there in the early 50s. The population was 150K. Humidity ran about 7%. Moved to Minneapolis. Married, moved back in 1959. Population had soared, humidity was running 30% plus and it was, as usual, very hot. But I am an alumni of ASU, so still have some roots.

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  6. I'm sweating just looking at those pictures.

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  7. It is a vital and busy modern city.

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  8. Looks nice, but the heat is not for me.

    Steve

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  9. You got some nice shots of the big city. Isn't there an old saying...'if you can't stand the heat, get out of Phoenix?.... Or is that the kitchen. Whatever.

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