Arizona

Lake Powell

I was reading some old comments on the site and rediscovered this fabulous swirling water on Lake Powell. However this beautiful sight isn’t quite as innocent as it first seems. On closer inspection you can identify the boat that’s causing…

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Saturday, 13th May 2006

Giant Triangle

Here’s a mystery for a Friday morning – why is there a giant equilateral triangle in the desert near the city of Surprise, Arizona? And why does the city have such a silly name? It looks to me like it…

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Friday, 24th March 2006

Fina’s Tree

This is Fina’s Tree which at 110 feet, is the tallest tree in the whole of Tucson, Arizona. The story goes that back in 1910 a storm hit the city, and uprooted the young Red Gum tree, which was discovered…

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Tuesday, 25th October 2005

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

This is the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument, a few kilometres east of my last post, in Arizona. The monument consists of the ruins of multiple structures constructed by the Hohokam, farmers who lived here from the early 1200s. In…

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Thursday, 20th October 2005

Casa Grande Copper Mine

Most of the mines which people submit are in low-res, but here’s one which isn’t. This is an abandoned open pit copper mine in Casa Grande, Arizona. Can’t imagine why they abandoned it… I mean, that hole isn’t nearly big…

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Thursday, 20th October 2005

Roadrunner Lake Resort

Just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona, lies this totally bizarre little patch of buildings. Sitting isolated out in the desert, these structures are packed into perfectly regular square… and as far as I can see, for absolutely no good reason –…

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Wednesday, 19th October 2005
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