Sunday, October 2, 2011

Photo: Horse sculptures in Indian Bend Wash

There are five horse sculptures marking the drop in elevation of Indian Bend Wash in the Scottsdale greenbelt as the wash dips under Indian Bend Road. A bike trail swoops in front of the sculptures, with each horse 125 feet (38 m.) apart.

These were installed just last year. Indian Bend Wash has won awards because it transforms what otherwise would be a flood plain and has turned it into a greenbelt of golf course, parks, hiking and biking trails.

I will show you more and tell you more tomorrow and in the days ahead.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. This week we are showing photos of Yosemite National Park. We are featuring some of the details of nature, rather than the familiar landmarks of the park.

15 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This large scale public art has transformed what otherwise would be an ugly concrete embankment into an attractive scene. When you at the area shown in this photo, your eye is drawn to the horses, and you don't notice the concrete embankment as much.

brattcat said...

beautiful to see yesterday's post in context.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Not sure if I like these, but definitely something different.

JM said...

This is fantastic! Love it. Inspired by the 'avenue' in Karnak, maybe? :-)

Sharon said...

I have never seen these. You've got to get out that way to take a look. These are wonderful.

Jarart said...

Fantastic!!

Jacob said...

Oh, I like this a lot. Very impressive. We ride bike frequently and this would be fantastic!

Jack said...

Oh, I definitely do like this! Nice.

glenda said...

These are great looking and do solve a flood problem for this area.

Teresa said...

I have seen these before. You don't see things like this in the midwest! That's why I'm here ;)

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

They are very beautiful and inusual. It was almost impossible yesterday to guess these huge sculpture :-)

Carraol said...

Impressive sculptures and the scenario looks perfectly with the Nature surroundings!

Karl said...

Fantastic shot of these impressive sculptures!

Thérèse said...

Very attractive and worth the visit.

glenda said...

Didn't know Ms. Helmsly was a neighbor. Always find interesting tidbits of info on your sights.

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