Friday, April 10, 2009

The Kiva and Harpist at El Pedegral

The harpist is making melodies on a nice sunny day on the Courtyard Stage at El Pedegral. The design of the Courtyard Stage looks like a kiva. 

Note the painted wood poles that are holding up the yellow sunshades.  The kiva-style structure does provide shade and is definitely an interesting and colorful style.  We are always designing shade into our lives when we live in the desert.

It is nice to have the ancient boulders in the background as you enjoy the ambiance of the afternoon. The water cascades down towards the stage. The flowers are fresh and add a splash of color. 
  
El Pedegral is like a park, but it is an artsy outdoor shopping center.

El Pedegral is located at the southeast corner of Scottsdale Road and the Carefree Highway in Scottsdale and it is situated among the beautiful Sonoran Desert.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

le concert de harpe dans ce superbe jardin, cela devait être très beau.
the concert of harp in this superb garden, it was to be very nice.

B Squared said...

Love the sound of the harp. It's almost otherworldly.

Clueless in Boston said...

The first thing I noticed and very quickly appreciated on my brief trip to Arizona was that all the cars parked under shade in mall parking lots, not matter how far from the doorway. In the north, it is just the opposite, all the parking spaces near mall doors are always filled first. Have a great weekend.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

Music is a reason to look at life with different eyes. Music is life. Hi love to tell.

brattcat said...

The harpist looks so alone in that first shot. In the second shot she's wearing "performance black" plus that lovely red vest so perhaps it is not too hot there yet.

Sharon said...

A truly beautiful setting.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Your identifcation of the location of El Pedegral mentioned the Carefree Highway. Fans of Gordon Lightfoot will recognize it, and, yes, it was the inspiration for his song.

Jarart said...

Very nice, I love to hear the harp being played.

glenda said...

Another great photo of an interesting place to see in Scottsdale. The large boulders had religious significance to the early tribes who lived here. Interesting reading.

Lois said...

What a beautiful setting to sit a listen to the harpist! Very nice!

cieldequimper said...

Such a pretty place, it must have been enchanting.

Jacob said...

That first shot is superbly composed! And the colors blending in with the structure...just wonderful!

Boise Diva said...

I bet that felt peaceful.

Afyonkarahisar said...

Easter happy holidays.

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