Category: Phoenix

Doors and Sound Passage

December 19th, 2015 by

Holy esoteric symbolism Batman! If you’ve driven through Old Town Scottsdale you’ve probably seen this piece of Scottsdale public art. It dominates the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Camelback road in front of the Barry Goldwater Bank. It is called The Doors and Sound Passage. This Piece of “art” was commissioned by the Starwood Capital […]

Sky Islands

December 18th, 2015 by

“Everything tries to be round” -Black Elk Although not located entirely in the Phoenix area I include Sky Islands on my site because they are an amazing natural treasure and do extend into the Phoenix area. Sky islands have sheltered and fed native peoples for thousands of years, and it is among these islands Anglos […]

Soleri Bridge

December 18th, 2015 by

“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Dedicated December 2010, only a few years before his passing, the Soleri Bridge and Plaza is Paolo Soleri’s parting gift to our world. The bridge was designed to bring awareness of our human connection to the sun and our natural world. Designed by […]

Castle Hot Springs

December 17th, 2015 by

Located fifty-five miles northwest of downtown Phoenix and nestled safely among the canyons of the Bradshaw Mountains lie the hidden waters of Castle Hot Springs. One can be at the front gates of this paradise in just over an hour, however, unless invited, may only admire from outside the gate, as this resort is privately […]

Mystery Castle

December 16th, 2015 by

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” -Henry David Thoreau   The Mystery Castle, one of the valley’s lesser-known gems and a Phoenix, Arizona “Point of Pride.”  It is an 18 room, 13 fireplace castle incorporating […]

The Life of an Arizona Freemason George Wylie Paul Hunt. Born November 1st, 1859 in Huntsville Missouri. Seven-term Governor for the state of Arizona, President of the Arizona Convention which penned the Arizona Constitution, served in both houses of the Arizona territorial legislature and was U.S. Minister to Siam. Aside from becoming the first governor […]