Friday, October 11, 2013
Photo: Indian Bend Wash Lake and Palm Trees
The height of these palm trees is a clue that the Indian Bend Wash project has been around for a while and is not new. Date palm trees grow at the rate of about 1 foot per year, and these look to be about 50 feet tall.
That makes sense because Indian Bend Wash was planned during the 1960's. Scottsdale insisted on the greenbelt as an alternative to the Corps of Engineers' plan to build a concrete channel that would have been 23 feet (7 m.) deep, 170 feet (51 m.) wide, 7 miles (11.3 km) long through the heart of Scottsdale. That would have ruined the city. Instead, the city achieved a treasured asset that people love and that enhances the property values of those who live nearby.
This week we have photos of a colorful tannery and madrasa in Fez, Morocco posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.