Phoenix Sights - Gallery 2

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    A New Season of Art and Artists

    Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
    At the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art At the opening reception of the fall/winter season 2011 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Scottsdale, Arizona. © Steve Forbes, used with permission

    Buildings, Landmarks and Sights of Greater Phoenix

    The Valley of the Sun is comprised of more than 30 cities and towns, including familiar names like Scottsdale, Tempe, and Mesa, and some names that might not be so familiar, like Surprise, Avondale, and Cave Creek. These photographs were taken in and around Phoenix, Arizona. When you think of the Phoenix metropolitan area, these are some of the places that might immediately come to mind.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

    If you'd like to see more photos from About.com readers taken in the Greater Phoenix area, go back to Phoenix City Sights - Gallery 1.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

    As the name suggests, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is a place where you would expect to experience new trends in art and creativity. Learn more about SMoCA.

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    Intel's FAB 42 Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility

    Under Construction. © Judy Hedding

    In 2011 Intel began construction of the FAB 42 manufacturing plant on its property located in Chandler, AZ. When completed in 2013, it will be the location for 1,000 employees.

    This picture was taken in South Chandler in January 2012. The following formation about the new FAB 42 plant being built in Chandler, Arizona was provided by the City of Chandler: "Intel announced in February [2011] that it would be making a $5 billion investment in a new, state-of-the-art computer chip factory on its Chandler Ocotillo campus. The announcement was made by Intel Chief Executive Paul Otellini during an event in Oregon attended by President Barack Obama. Construction began soon after the announcement and several thousand construction workers are already employed on the site, which is one of the largest construction projects in the world at this time. The massive construction cranes that dominate Chandler’s southwestern horizon are testament to the importance of this project for the community and...MORE the State. When completed, it will employ 1,000 permanent workers, many of them the higher-wage, higher-skill positions. Each Intel position creates three to four other local jobs that are needed to ensure Chandler’s continued economic growth. This Intel project is in addition to a multibillion-dollar project announced in October 2010 that will refurbish two existing fabrication facilities. Intel officials said they chose Chandler because of the quality of schools and universities, as well as its positive experiences working with the Mayor, Council and other City leaders and staff."

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    Lonely Kayak'r and the Salt

    Kayaker on the Salt River
    Photos of People, Places and Things in Arizona From the photographer: "Peaceful and quiet during one of Arizona's beautiful sunsets. Taken with Canon 1DS Mark II, 30mm lens.". © Jerome Maillet, used with permission

    In addition to kayaking, the Salt River is a popular summer destination for locals and visitors alike who enjoy tubing down the river.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    Snowy Mountains

    Snow in the Arizona Mountains
    Buildings, Landmarks, and Sights of Arizona From the photographer: "The view from my backyard at Sonoran Mountain Ranch in Peoria, AZ.". © Isabel Theile Graves, used with permission.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

    Rain and hail fell in Phoenix area on March 18, 2012. The higher elevations around the metro area had some snow.

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    City Hall Fountain

    Phoenix City Hall Fountain Picture
    Downtown Phoenix, Arizona Fountain Outside of Phoenix City Hall. © Judy Hedding

    The City Hall for Phoenix, Arizona is located at 200 West Washington Street in Phoenix.

    The Phoenix, AZ City Hall is accessible by METRO Light Rail. It is in the heart of downtown Phoenix next to the and the Comerica Theatre. Nearby, you'll find US Airways Center, where the Phoenix Suns play, and , a mixed use development with entertainment, restaurants and some shopping. About a mile west is the Arizona State Capitol, and you can visit the Arizona State Capitol Museum for free.

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    Arizona Biltmore Sprites

    Biltmore Sprites at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel
    Central Phoenix, Arizona Two of the Biltmore Sprites at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix. I took this photo while visiting Wright's at the Biltmore for Sunday Brunch. © Judy Hedding

    These two statues, referred to as the Biltmore Sprites, can be seen the famous Arizona Biltmore Hotel in Phoenix, AZ.

    All the Biltmore Sprites are about the same size, six feet tall, but some have higher platforms than others. They were originally the Sprites of Midway Gardens, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and eventually were donated to the Arizona Biltmore by the architects at Taliesin West in Scottsdale.

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    Lone Saguaro

    Photo of North Phoenix Desert Beauty With Lone Saguaro
    North Phoenix, Arizona A lone saguaro, sentinel of the desert. North Phoenix, AZ. © Ramona Howard, used with permission

    The saguaro cactus acts as sentinel in the Phoenix desert.

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    View from the Plane: Papago Park

    Papago Park with Camelback Mountain
    Central Phoenix View from an airplane: Papago Park with Camelback Mountain in the background. © Judy Hedding

    Papago Park is a municipal park located right in the heart of Phoenix. There are golf courses, museums, hiking and biking trails, a baseball stadium, a zoo and botanical gardens. Papago Park has something for every style and every age.

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    Superstition Mountains

    Superstition Mountains
    Southeast of Phoenix, AZ From the photographer: "Superstition Mountains, on 7/28/2013. I waited for the monsoon to roll in with this view.". © Kel Kerschen, used with permission

    The Superstition Mountains are not far from Phoenix, and, since the elevation reaches 5,000 feet, we can often see snow there. The Superstition Mountain Museum provides a nice history of the area, including the legends associated with the Lost Dutchman Mine.

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    Ahwatukee Foothills Lights

    Ahwatukee festival of lights
    Photos of People, Places and Things in Arizona The photographer, a visitor from Quebec, Canada, took this photo on a scenic drive during the Ahwatukee Festival of Lights. Ahwatukee is an urban village south of South Mountain, within the City of Phoenix. © Jean-Pierre Giroux, used with permission

    Each holiday season Ahwatukee Foothills glows with white lights as part of their Christmas celebration.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    View of the Superstitions

    Mining Camp Restaurant & Trading Post
    From the Mining Camp Restaurant in Apache Junction Outside the Mining Camp Restaurant & Trading Post, at the base of the Superstition Mountains. Read my review of the dinner and show at the Mining Camp. © 2014 Judy Hedding

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    Safe Phone Zone

    Safe Phone Zone at Arizona Highway Rest Areas
    On ADOT Highways in Arizona In June 2014 ADOT announced new signage for the 14 rest areas it owns on Arizona highways, encouraging drivers to stop if they want to use their phones for either calls or texts. See a map of those 14 rest areas.. Image Courtesy Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT)

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    Arizona State Seal

    Arizona State Seal
    At the Arizona Capitol Museum The State Seal is on display at the Arizona Capitol Museum in Phoenix. The state motto, Ditat Deus, means God Enriches. © Judy Hedding

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    Classic Railroad Bridge

    Classic Bridge
    Wickenburg, Arizona Classic Bridge. Phil Contreras, used with permission

    From the photographer: "Classic Railroad Bridge over the Hassayampa River just outside of Wickenburg AZ."

    ATSF (Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway) Bridge at San Domingo Wash & Hassayampa River.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    Main Phoenix Post Office

    Phoenix Post Office
    The Van Buren Facility is the Main Post Office Phoenix Post Office. © Judy Hedding

    The Main Phoenix Post Office is located near downtown Phoenix, at 48th Street and Van Buren. Here is a map, address, phone and more details about that facility.

    If you'd like to submit a photo of a Phoenix area landmark, here's how you do it.

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    4th Avenue Jail

    4th Avenue Jail
    For Many, It's the First Stop After an Arrest 4th Avenue Jail. Judy Hedding

    The 4th Avenue Jail is located in downtown Phoenix.

    If you are arrested in Maricopa County, the 4th Avenue Jail might be your first stop for booking. Make sure your read this before you ever get arrested so you'll know what to do if it happens. Don't think it could happen to you? Think again.