Scenes on I-10 heading east into Phoenix. On the left you can see buildings on Central Avenue. The Veterans Memorial Coliseum is visible on the far left. On the right you can see buildings along VanBuren.
This is the Arizona State Capitol Building. The dome is made of copper, and the walls are made of various native rock from around Arizona. The Winged Victory statue at the top weighs 600 lbs, but it is so well balanced it actually turns in the wind.
The Capitol has several exhibits that are open to the public. You can visit a recreation of the State Senate hall as it was in 1912, the year Arizona became a state. There are lots of portraits and works of art to see.
One of the most interesting exhibits is the collection of fancy silver service from the U.S.S. Arizona. They had been removed from the ship in early 1941 when it went into drydock, and then because of the threat of war, kept in storage and not put back aboard. And thus they were not lost with the vessel at Pearl Harbor on December 7th 1941, but are here for us to see. One of the Arizona's anchors is also a short walk from the Capitol.
This is a nicely decorated section of Loop 101 at Indian School Road in Scottsdale.
This sign has certainly seen better days.
It sure looks like the one seen at the beginning of the TV show
which took place in Phoenix. This restaurant is on Grand Avenue,
a block or two southeast of 19th Avenue near the fairgrounds.
This is another view of Phoenix, shot while driving.
Interesting looking power station over by
"ARIZONA Public Service" in large letters.
Unfortunately we couldn't get close enough for a good picture of it.
This is the old Westward Ho Hotel building. This once housed KPHO, the city's first TV station, where the famous Wallace and Ladmo Show began.
This is Bank One Ballpark, where the Arizona Diamondbacks play baseball. Huge doesn't describe it. They say they could fit eight America West Arenas into this thing; I don't doubt it. It has a retractable roof, real grass field, air conditioning, a swimming pool, everything a baseball fan could ask for.
Here's another view of it from the south, coming up the viaduct over the train tracks. Yes, you could actually take the train to the game, as they actually did one year.
Another evening comes to the desert,
the last rays of the sun falling
far to the southeast of Gilbert.
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