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Moon and the Coyote

November 7th, 2015
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    Safari at the Mall

    Photos by Fung Lin Hall

  • Desert Time II- more art here by FLH.

    See more photos from Desert Time album.

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    Apres le Deluge Debris here.

  • Three Oracles and Three Sculptures Snake or Spoon
  • Last Life in the Lens Universe - (with bonus film links)

  • Rainbow Trouts, Jackson Pollack and Birds

    Mission San Xavier Del Bac – New Year in Tucson, Arizona

    January 2nd, 2015
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    (Jan 2, 2014 Photo by Fung Lin Hall)

  • MISSION SAN XAVIER DEL BAC was founded in 1692 by a Jesuit missionary, Father Eusebio Francisco Kino. It was then that he became the first non-Indian to visit the village of Wa:k, or “Bac,” as he wrote it.

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    Walker, Unicyclist & Yellow Flowers Tree – Arizona Spring Fotos 2014

    May 31st, 2014

  • Mysterious walker spotted on two different days. He is a fixture in Tempe and Ahwatukee area.
    He walks for hours every day, resting at a library.

    Most recent sighting of a walker from the car

  • The Walking Encyclopaedia’s Walking Artists of the Day – see Jurgen Trautwein

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  • See a storyteller cowboy riding backward – (previous post)

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    Photos and digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Yellow flower tree (Parkinsonia florida Arizona, State tree) and blue trash can among many black trash cans. digital image by Fung-Lin Hall April 27 2014

    (Yellow as Hollow Crown costume)

    7 Javelinas made suprise visit to the neighborhood..trampling these trash cans.

    Two poets/writers were born in Arizona
    Lew Welch Phoenix, Arizona,

    Alice Notley Bisbee Arizona

    R.I.P Paolo Soleri – Architect, Theorist of Archology

    April 10th, 2013

    Remembering Paulo Soleri 1919-2013

    Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93.

    Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project he founded, Arcosanti , 65 miles north of Phoenix, was described by NEWSWEEK magazine as “…the most important urban experiment undertaken in our lifetimes.”

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    Paolo Soleri used to host Italian night, where he cooked for a few hundred people at Arcosanti. We will miss him and his dinners greatly. We all bought his bells and enjoyed taking visitors to Cosanti or Arcosanti.

  • See young Paulo Soleri at Frank Lloyd Wright Taliesen West. (Design Boom mentions his early beginning with Frank Lloyd Wright)

  • Here are photos from visit to Cosanti in Scottsdale.

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    “My position is not reductionist; my position is minimalist. Nothing is or becomes outside the big bang. Each organism is the big bang in action.” Paolo Soleri

    “In nature, as an organism evolves it increases in complexity and it also becomes a more compact or miniaturized system. Similarly a city should function as a living system. Arcology, architecture and ecology as one integral process, is capable of demonstrating positive response to the many problems of urban civilization, population, pollution, energy and natural resource depletion, food scarcity and quality of life. Arcology recognizes the necessity of the radical reorganization of the sprawling urban landscape into dense, integrated, three-dimensional cities in order to support the complex activities that sustain human culture. The city is the necessary instrument for the evolution of humankind.” —Paolo Soleri

    Winter Solstice 2012

    December 21st, 2012

    Painting from watch tower at Grand Canyon

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    Digital Collage and photo from downtown Phoenix

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    Hermit’s Rest
    South Rim Grand Canyon

    Photos and digital collage by Fung Lin Hall

  • Tragedy at Grand Canyon

    March 19th, 2012

    R.I.P Ioana Elise Hociota

    ‘She accomplished more in 24 years than a lot of people do in a lifetime and she lived fully,’ Mr Holycross said.(read more )

    She was just 80 miles short of becoming the youngest person in history to hike the Grand Canyon from end to end when tragedy struck, a loose rock some believe, tumbling her 300 feet below.

    She trekked over 850 miles through the canyon’s trails while also ran in marathons, was literate in four languages and recently earned two degrees in biology and mathematics (see more photos here)

    The young bride at 24 years old.

    Immigrating to America with her mother and sister from Romania in 2002, she immediately fell in love with the canyons and hiked them as often as she could

    Mr Holycross has since set up a scholarship in her name at Arizona State University titled the Ioana Elise Hociota Memorial Mathematics Scholarship Endowment which it is still receiving donations for.
    It hopes to assist those by both need and merit base while also available to ‘immigrants who came to America with Ioana-sized dreams,’ it states.

    Thanks to Matthias Kawski for the link.

    Umbrellas of Chezbricks

    April 8th, 2011

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    History of brick installation
    Nov 2008 by Dotdude
    See Spike and Daisy from Jtwine’s blog.

    Iski IPhone

    January 29th, 2010

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    The above photos by Alex P. Hall

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    Highest toilet in Arizona

  • Sundance – Skiing in Utah (Previous post)

  • Burning Cars & Fence

    January 10th, 2010

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    Tomorrow my family and I will head to the ski slope and afterward we’ll spend the evening at Grand Canyon. (Like we have no other place to go).
    Last time I went skiing I saw burning cars on the road, luckily no burning men.

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    History of violence in the desert
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    Frank Lloyd Wright with His Curious Asian Collection

    May 1st, 2009

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    Took a day trip to Taliesin West courtesy of our local library. Came back with these photos of his Asian collection.

    Two images in the middle are from Japan.

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    Photos: Where Frank Lloyd Wright comes alive Taliesin West slide show.

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  • Imperial Hotel Lobby (replica) by Frank Lloyd Wright on youtube.

    Frank Lloyd Wright Trivia

    Actor Anthony Quinn once applied to study with Wright at Taliesin. Wright suggested he take voice lessons to help overcome a speech impediment.

    Wright also advised him to become an actor rather than an architect, he felt that he would make money if he becomes an actor. (via) That was the right advice for Anthony Quinn otherwise we would never see his Zorba the Greek dance. On the other hand acting is just as precarious as being an architect.

    Gammage Auditorium has perfect acoustics, but was originally designed for the city of Baghdad. The building looks out of place in Tempe, was designed by Wright and built by his students after his death.

    Six Cops & Nothingness

    March 6th, 2009

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    We had no idea what they were doing in the desert.
    They are making our dogs very nervous. Our dogs take their job of patrolling seriously.

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    We spotted Wendy’s ballotry ballon floating in the mountains or a chatty cowboy riding backward talking stories last year. Recently we had cops and police cars visiting the desert mountains disturbing the quails, snakes, chipmunks, rabbits and roadrunners living in the desert.
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    The convicts were here one day to work in the desert mountains.
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    Take heart, Obama administration may reconsider joining the court.

    Lastly read this story,

    Tennessee’s ‘Little Houdini’ revives the outlaw legend
    Supporters say Chris Gay is a modern Robin Hood. Lawmen call him “a little thief, a little con.”

    Mr. Gay’s much-publicized prison-break in 2007 to reach his dying mama‘s side failed, but only after he led authorities on a five-state, five-day chase that ended with him being arrested driving the country singer Crystal Gayle’s stolen tour bus in Florida.

    Polar Bears and a Cowboy

    November 8th, 2008

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    Yesterday I took this photo – a storyteller cowboy riding backward.

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    Not long ago in a park I spotted a duck with a strange haircut.

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    Does Alaska need saving along with Polar bears?

    The questions Obama has been thinking about all his life are the very ones that dominate the world today. And the mounting economic crisis only makes the construction of a wider identity – and conversing across the waters – more urgent, not less so. I happened to be in Alaska the week Sarah Palin was introduced to the world, and around me I saw the America I had grown up on: full of open space and possibility, blessed with great oil reserves and immigrants from everywhere, scenically gorgeous – but tied to the go-it-alone spirit of a “last frontier.”

    It’s more than possible to make your fortune in Alaska – but I’d much rather find the future in Hawaii. (My Chance Encounter with Obama in Hawaii – Pico Iyer)