Circle the Place

This photo was taken on May 3, 2013 at 3:53 pm.


The location was at the Hacienda del Sol Resort in the foothills of the Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona.


The "Take It!" Came as I looked through a picture window at one of the great views of the mountains offered at this great setting.  The eye catcher was this very innovative use of painted circles that have a variety of designs to them that offered an art form distraction to a building that was put up perhaps out of necessity, but in reality could well have been a real eye sore.   It certainly played well with my mind, as I was quickly taken in with the various presentations of a circle in this painted metal form.  


The After Take: Most that I showed this picture to shared my admiration for the innovation shown.   I think most joined me, in having the art be an effective distraction if continuously exposed to that part of the view.  A sort of mental dismissal or forgiving of the plainness of the building along with its mistaken location.


The availability of art as a cover up or distraction, is almost never ending.  Most of us have seen entire murals dedicated to this function.  I many times have marveled at such murals with the thought in mind, not only at the quality of the picture drawn, but also at the thought process involved in selecting the scene portrayed. 


There is more to come from my visit to this interesting and splendid location.


All my best,



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Comments: 6
  • #1

    Gabe (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:19)

    Some of those are pretty cool looking, I like the one with the spikes.

  • #2

    Sarah (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:20)

    That square is hanging out with the wrong crowd.

  • #3

    SF1967 (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:21)

    I stared at this for a good 3 minutes before I noticed, there is one out of place square.

  • #4

    Jim (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:22)

    Very futile attempt to cover up the monotony of the building I'd say!

  • #5

    Teri (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:22)

    It'd be interesting to see if some of them have stained the paint underneath.

  • #6

    Sally (Monday, 24 June 2013 15:24)

    I like the single square interspersed with the circles. Interesting.