gateway saguaro

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I've lived in saguaro cactus country more than five years. It's time I took an image of one.

Erected in 2009 as part of a public art project; designed by Dirk Arnold in the style of the vintage neon signs of the 1940s-60s. The 30-ft tall sculpture is situated on the "northern gateway" of the Old Pueblo.

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Mike Orso, xavibarca, Jeremy Royall, and 42 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. Mathias Kuck 54 months ago | reply

    I love Arizona and the desert, lived there one year. Beautiful capture!

  2. johnsmalley62 54 months ago | reply

    Great HDR Work! This photo deserves this award:
    HDR AWARDRecieved 6 of these Awards? post: Here:

  3. blueeyeddebby 53 months ago | reply

    Congratulations G, you have been voted a winner!

    Kanchenjunga again Photo - TrekEarth_1251392735382 bboss
    Congratulations You are The Pinnacle Kanchenjunga Challenge Winner

    This photo has also been added to The KANCHENJUNGA winners !! of The Pinnacle Blog

  4. TPorter2006 53 months ago | reply

    Congrats on your K challenge win, gorgeous image!

    Seen on (?)

  5. bugeyed_G 53 months ago | reply

    Thanks, everyone! Really happy you enjoyed the image!

  6. Casey Myers Photography 53 months ago | reply

    I didn't know that you live in Arizona! I live in Gilbert AZ, we should meetup and go shooting some time!

  7. bnzai9 50 months ago | reply

    Great capture. Beautiful color and clarity.

  8. RegulusAlpha 47 months ago | reply

    Gawd how I miss the Old Pueblo.. Tucsonans are so lucky to have the 2% law that provides funding for fantastic public art projects like this. Left before this one went up, and thrilled to see it here on FLICKR.. Thank you for posting it! My favorite still has to be the giant median lizzard in Sunnyside though. It's a hoot!

  9. photogenic planet 47 months ago | reply

    picture perfect stuff

  10.  Hubrouz 47 months ago | reply

    Very beautiful shot !

  11. TPorter2006 46 months ago | reply

    Thought I would let you know that we have round 2 of the K2 challenge for year 2 up and running at The Pinnacle. It showcases Kanchenjunga Challenge winners from weeks 72 to 84, which includes you! There are 55 such winning images on display and they make an amazing collection. Please take a moment to have a look at the K2 Challenge here and vote!

    Seen in a discussion of the group "The Pinnacle" (?)

  12. stevejwaway [deleted] 44 months ago | reply

    Very cool shot!

  13. victor98_2001 28 months ago | reply

    excellent shot

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