Monday, June 15, 2009

Jokake Inn Bell Towers

I think the bell towers at Jokake Inn are gorgeous. You can see the silhouette of the bell.

I took this photo with the last rays of the sun hitting the plaster walls of the bell tower. The sun's rays gave the building a magnificent glow.

The Jokake Inn is located on the grounds of the Phoenician Resort and Spa in Scottsdale.

I thought this was a perfect choice for Arizona's Theme Day of "Arizona's Treasures," which is being celebrated today.

Please check out the other Arizona Theme Day participants.







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26 comments:

Layrayski said...

I think so too. The color is amazing. very interesting texture too.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Here is a bit of trivia about the Jokake Inn. If any of your readers have seen the movie "Raising Arizona" with Nicolas Cage, they might recognize it. The facade of the Jokake Inn was used as the house of Nathan Arizona, the unfinished furniture dealer whose baby was kidnapped by Nicolas Cage's character.

Kate said...

I particularly like the silhouette of the bell on the tower. The colour is fantastic.

Olivier said...

elle est magnifique, cette couleur et l'ombre de la cloche. une très belle architecture.
it is splendid, this colour and the shade of the bell. a very nice architecture

B Squared said...

Very nice, Julie.

lynn said...

Fantastic terracotta colour.

brattcat said...

This is a really successful shot, Julie.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

A marvellous image. Such rich colors! Very well done:-)

Abe Lincoln said...

It is interesting to me. I wonder the significance of the bell in the bell towers.

Here, in the late 1800s, big old three story farm houses were built with a watch tower on top and a bell tower either inside it or next to it.

I did some investigating and learned that it wasn't an alarm thing for Indians, but it was a call to dinner for the farmers and workers in the fields. The housewife could stand up there and survey the fields and see the farmers working and rang the bell. Dinner time.

Lois said...

Magnificent glow is right! It's gorgeous Julie.

Don and Krise said...

Very nice Julie. I love the shadowed bell in the tower and the lighting.

Prospero said...

Julie, the color of the plaster walls is incredible. It's a great way to showcase the silhouetted bell. If this isn't a treasure, I honestly don't know what is.

Jarart said...

Great color in this shot. Looks like a beautiful place.

PJ said...

I love that terra cotta color, and the sunlight hitting it looks so warm and pleasing.

Memphis MOJO said...

A breath-taking photo.

cieldequimper said...

Gorgeous is the right word! And the light is wonderful.

JM said...

Gorgeous light and colour!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Julie! Wonderful angle and colour in this picture!
Great work!
Léia

Sharon said...

That bell tower is positively glowing.

pasadenaadjacent said...

the light is beautiful. It's a good choice

Neva said...

It is a good choice for your theme! I like it very much!

Hilda said...

The light is fantastic here, Julie! Perfect timing!

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Love this shot of the "last rays" hitting this beautifully colored and textured tower. So calming and inspiring, and I feel like I'm actually there. Thanks so much for sharing, Julie... I feel truly blessed...
David

PAK said...

Yes, the towers are great!

robert said...

I do love bells, as they bring people together across all continents, all faiths...probably the only true sound possible.

Kcalpesh said...

Nice pictures. These structures look really beautiful!

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