Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Old Tucson

Back in January, I had an opportunity to walk around Old Tucson Studios early in the morning before they opened. Although the place might look deserted in these snapshots, a running event was happening with hundreds of people meandering through the little town and cheering at the finish line. Here are some quiet moments from the venue:

railroad station

The crow was real!




stagecoach



Crooked Creek Chapel







the mission

adobe ruins



Gates Pass Road

That's about it for now.  Have a lovely day. :)

21 comments:

lifeisaroadtrip said...

I can't believe I have never visited there. It makes me sad that I never did that before the fire.

Rohrerbot said...

Beautiful shots. I like the Crooked Creek Chapel shot with the sun coming up in background. This place is a lot of fun for gatherings. We had several parties here at night and it was very special.

angryparsnip said...

Well, I think that is really a lot of "about it for now" ... wonderful, wonderful, wonderful photos today !
The last photo of Gates Pass is lovely.
One of my favorite drives.

When Japanese Family come over for a visit next month maybe I will send them over for the afternoon.
Thanks for the great idea !
I grew up around that area so for me I forget it's not just my neighborhood but a place to visit !

cheers, parsnip

Teresa said...

Love your blog! just found you. I really enjoy Tucson.

I am up in the San Tan Valley area. Click on my icon to find my blog SanTanValleyDailyPix

Loree said...

Beautiful. I really loved that donkey. He looks shy :)

Icy BC said...

I'm glad you found some quiet time to take such fantastic shots of the area. Those reflection shots are gorgeous!

Magpie said...

You have so many wonderful shots here, but I especially enjoyed the adobe ruins and the bee! Of course, the bee. :)

betchai said...

beautiful shots and composition Dianne, that adobe ruin is very interesting, especially with your beautiful composition. and yes, the crow is real, what a beautiful landscape.

kulasa said...

I love all the photos....that second photo is my favorite....the adobe ruins and the one below it with the flower and also the glass window...ahh I love them all....looking at them calms one's spirit...

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great post. I really like the chapel photograph.

Thérèse said...

We used to love this place before and after it burnt down better than the one in Tombstone...

Annie said...

The last time I was in Tucson was 1975. I really need to go back and visit again.

Barb said...

You've captured the character of the town. That pony is adorable. Little TJ is really growing!

shirley said...

tThis looks like a wonderful spot to visit.

rainfield61 said...

The crow, and the moments are real.

They are so peaceful.

Janie said...

Interesting photos. Love the crow on the post and the cactus around the railroad station.
Looks like a great place to explore.

Darla said...

These are so great! I was at Old Tucson Studios a few weeks ago, but my pictures weren't nearly so fabulous; so fun to see the location once more through your lens.

Amin said...

Hello! I agree with these comments...Beautiful photos!

Karen said...

And I was just in Tucson two weeks ago (I live in North Carolina)to go to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. I took the long way via Speedway to Gates Pass Road, stopping along the way to take pictures. I love the Arizona desert, but if I could live anywhere it would be up in the Dragoon Mountains near Benson.

Love your blog.

Lrong said...

Lovely pictures... thank you for sharing...

Lindy MacDuff said...

Oh it's been a long time since we've driven down Gates Pass Road. All the road construction in Tucson kept us away the last couple of years we lived in AZ.

That's a nice series of images from Old Tucson. I like that burro.