We were going from Phoenix to Organ Pipe Cactus Monument. We passed through a nice little town, so decided to stay in a hotel there. It was quite funny. We were swimming in the pool when a man came and started to talk to us in Polish. I asked him if he also stayed there, but he was the owner. Strange to meet a Polish guy in such remote place. We were south of Arizona, very close to the Mexican border.
I liked the lazy atmosphere there, in the morning there were almost no people. I found the colonial architecture very nice, specially this all white church and of course, many cacti around (you can see quite big saguaro at the entrance to the church)
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willperrett (7008) 2014-03-12 1:48
Full of character and atmosphere, as your title implies. I may have framed a little tighter, but the cars, street-light, and so on are part of the environment, so why not part of the photograph?
papagolf21 (86138) 2014-03-12 2:19
Bonjour, chère Malgo,
La blancheur éclate joliment sous cette tempête de ciel bleu.
Des palmiers, un édifice de toute beauté, du soleil, un vrai plaisir à découvrir.
snunney (83693) 2014-03-12 3:06
A sleepy little town with a lovely church that you have captured perfectly in this well exposed composition. The couple walking past bring the scene to life and contribute to the atmosphere. The peerless blue sky makes a superb backdrop for the whitewashed walls of the church.
lousat (76832) 2014-03-12 3:11
HI Malgo,a pic that remember me Greece..ehehe..when the sun kiss the white facades of churches,the result is always beautiful with a spectacular blue sky,perfect capture talking about the quality,i like the men watching you and smiling..ehehe...have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (59986) 2014-03-12 5:27
Une très belle photo d'atmosphère en provenance de tes archives. C'est vrai que le dimanche matin est jour de très grand repos pour les Américains. La journée idéale pour un brunch en famille.Quel ciel est magnifique.
rychem (23176) 2014-03-12 9:44
To wyglada jak Grecja, a nie Arizona :)
Piekne mocne swiatlo i niemal idealne biel scian, dla mnie sama egzotyka
photoray (12155) 2014-03-12 13:49
Appealing modern architecture of the white-washed church, borrowing from Romanesque elements, and certainly not as old as we might think. With a nice touch of the palm trees surrounding it.
Many of us Yanks enjoy visiting Arizona in winter, and the ones who live temporarily there are called "Snow Birds" for there migratory pattern from colder states.
Thanks for sharing,
jcpix (13658) 2014-03-12 18:47
I love seeing my city/state through the eyes of another...any time I notice 'Arizona' or 'Utah' as the location, I perk right up. :) I may have mentioned this before, but when I moved here I had a job that required me to drive all over the state, but sadly, I never took advantage and left my camera behind. :( Now that those days of free car and gas are long gone, I deeply regret the pictures I could have taken and the places missed.
A beautiful, sunny moment to photograph the stark white church against the green palms and blue skies. Bright, colorful and full of warmth. Funny what you say about the cactus, I've seen far too many now...that one is actually kind of small. ;) Enjoy the new day ahead. All the best.
Thanks for your comment on the Wall Street Bull picture today, and seriously...what is it with the crowds of people flashing the "Peace (V)" sign?? I don't understand the fascination?!!
Corry (4508) 2014-03-12 20:16
Très beau point de vue sur cette belle église blanche entourée de palmiers. Le ciel est magnifique. Salutations.
jjcordier (76322) 2014-03-12 23:12
Belle maîtrise de l'exposition pour ce joli contraste bleu et blanc.
jemaflor (84665) 2014-03-13 0:00
Good light and contrast of colors between the white church and this blue sky, well managed, good angle, so excellent presentation.
jurek1951 (42156) 2014-03-13 1:18
widokowka jak z Grecji,biel i blekit swietny kontrast,pozdrawiam
serp2000 (39992) 2014-03-13 3:59
Thanks for memories of Arizona. Amazing Greek colors ;) Simple but interesting presentation of the Southwestern State. It's really lazy place for a work, and very nice land for travelling and looking of Arizona.
Noel_Byrne (24247) 2014-03-13 12:12
Beautiful vivid white and blue makes this an instantly attractive shot, and of course the fine design of the building is a big plus! The US flag is a small element to the scene, but it still stands out really well.
All the best
carlo62 (32735) 2014-03-14 1:16
ci stai facendo fare il giro del mondo in 80 ....foto.
L'architettura piuttosto semplice, ma completamente bianca della chiesa, contrasta perfettamente con il cielo.
Le ombre sono molto lunghe, mi piace il gioco luci e ombre sulla chiesa.
fritzi007 (5308) 2014-03-15 16:55
sehr schönes Foto, die Farben sind eine Wucht, dein Reisebericht auch!
jmdias (55365) 2014-03-29 2:07
very beautiful the shapes of this church. I liked these details and the light you got here. Arizona is far from Poland but I guess my home land is much more far and we had many polishes here.