The sun sets on another great Tucson adventure. Time to head home!
Two rustic retablos seen on the grounds of Degrazia Studio, Tucson.
The Degrazia Studio, located in Tucson, was the home and artistic hub of Ted Degrazia. The studio now displays much of his work. Interesting artwork but not exactly to our taste. However we did enjoy walking the grounds which were jam-packed with interesting little sculptures and other decoration. This is the small chapel located on the property.
A colorful and welcoming yellow door, Old Town Artisans, Tucson.
Even the houses are colorful in Tucson. Seen in the Mission Viejo district.
Bougainvillea and bench, a beautiful front porch pairing. Seen near the Tucson Museum of Art.
An incredible cactus as a part of front yard landscaping, El Presidio District, Tucson.
The Stevens/Duffield House in downtown Tucson, built in the 1860’s and is now part of the Tucson Museum of Art.
The pandemic has sent us looking for new, socially distant ways to enjoy Tucson. Today we did the Miracle Mile self-guided driving tour. The Tucson Historic Preservation Foundation has an online brochure with all the details.
Before the Interstates were built, the Miracle Mile was the main automotive corridor thru Tucson. It was lined with motels and other businesses. What the Preservation Foundation doesn’t tell you about this tour is that these are currently very busy streets, there is almost no place to pull over, and many of the historic buildings have been torn down or condemned.
Paul did a few U-turns, we maddened the drivers around us and we managed to see a few of the quaint buildings and businesses the make up Tucson’s Miracle Mile.
We have visited South Llano River State Park dozens of times. Somehow we have completely missed the falling down bits of an old homestead located onsite. We stumbled on it this time. Interesting or creepy?