I took this photo from our office in central Phoenix. Camelback is about 10 miles (16 km) away. It rises 1,280 feet (390 m) above the valley floor.
If you look closely, you can see how houses, or perhaps I should say mansions, crept up Camelback to take advantage of the views, before they stopped allowing building on the mountain to preserve it.
The side of Camelback shown in this photo is in Phoenix. The other side of Camelback is in Paradise Valley, with Scottsdale just beyond Paradise Valley.
This week we are showing photos of the Villa Balbianello at Lake Como, Italy on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site. You might recognize having seen it in Casino Royale or one of the Star Wars movies.