Monday, December 26, 2011

temple of the unknown

West of Black Canyon Freeway & Northern Ave, Phoenix

There is no sign to indicate what this humongous temple is about or what it is doing stuck in the midst of this urban through-fare. It is totally unexpected when you happen upon it. A double tiered cast iron fence surrounds the property. There is no way of getting near the building when its closed. It sits next to a run down vacant lot in a modest residential area. The intricate art work can be seen on the upper corner dragons and statues, if you have binoculars that is. As with many things in the Phoenix area, this place clearly serves a specific community that is not widely known to the general public.

taken 9/16/2011

Sunday, September 25, 2011


McDowell Rd & 16th Street, Downtown Phoenix

taken  8/12/2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wig slaves

Superstition Springs Mall, Mesa, AZ

taken 4/16/2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

New blog highlighting graffiti and street art in the Phoenix area

Monday, April 25, 2011

here comes the spirit

Pima Indian Cemetery, near Gilbert Rd & Thomas Rd

Wondering around the reservation one day, chasing some storm clouds, I happened upon this primitive cemetery, still being used. Nothing fancy, or ornate, just simple graves for those who died over the years. 

Beautifully simple; a barren field with a hole dug for the body, then dirt mounded to cover the spot. Striking and sacred, I felt like an intruder visiting a world far removed from my own.

taken 12/2010

Saturday, February 26, 2011

El Tiradito

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Barrio Viejo District, Tucson, AZ

taken 2/26/2011

Thursday, November 25, 2010

the right road

Pima Indian Reservation, West of the Beeline Hwy