Friday, August 14, 2009

The Last Prescott Posting: Prescott Alleys


Considering the Prescott Justice League trip was my first serious stab at photography since 1974, I think I did OK. Consider the symmetry, the style and the symbolism of the picture above.


I have a thing for the alleys of Prescott. There something about strolling along a desolate alleyway and letting my mind wander back in time. There's nothing in these pictures that says 2009. It might as well be 1909.


Richard Nixon spent his chilhood summers in Prescott. The odds are he wandered these alleys in the early 1900s.


And this is pretty much what he saw.


Sherrif Bucky O'Neil probably arrested somebody in one of these alleys.


Wyatt Earp must have loaded up his supply wagons behind one of these old structures when he was running the town saw mill.



Maybe Steve McQueen sweet-talked Barbra Leigh behind one of these buildings.


Yeah, I really dig these old back alleys. It's good to know there are places where a guy can let himself drift back and relive a little history.

12 comments:

Blasé said...

I tell ya, they don't make 'em like they used to, that's for sure.

#167 Dad said...

Blase,
Thanks for stopping by. Checked out your blog. Dig the twisted sense of humor...

RealRaiderNation said...

Old brick buildings, thin alleys, cracked structures . . . cool pictures, dude. Looks like that area is ready for a movie by Buzz Snyder.

Bluesfrau said...

Oh, wonderful! I hope you'll be back with more. I love photo stories... it's like seeing through someone else's eyes a bit...
Have the pics I recently posted started working for you, Dad? It seems they are well up and running.
All the best...
Bluesi

Guely of Sweden said...

For the ignoramus(and that will be me)Where is Prescott Alleys?

#167 Dad said...

Raidernation (Keith) -
Get that rich uncle of yours to friont us a couple million and we'll bang that movie out...

Thanks Blues,
I just tried your blog again and couldn't see your pictures. Maybe it's a USA thing???

Guely,
Prescott is about 100 miles north west of Phoenix, Arizona. Without doubt, it's one of my favorite places...

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Looks like time away from photography didn't hurt. Enjoyed the photos.

Thanks for following me so I could find your blog. Most fun.

Peter The Great said...

Ah, I have happy memories of Prescott. Thanks for the reminder.

#167 Dad said...

Midlife Jobhunter,
Thanks. I'm enjoying your blog as well.

Peter the Great,
Thanks for stopping by...

kavita said...

Can't wait for the movie you both plan to make with such incredible location as a background....please think of me while gifting passes for the premier of the movie to friends...very interesting presentation.......

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#167 Dad said...

Kavita,
I actually am plucking away at a time travel story set in Prescott. You never know. If it hits the silver screen we'll fly you out to the premier.
As always, thanks for reading.