Thursday, July 29, 2010

Theme Thursday - Light

Star Tower
The 50 foot Star Tower along Estrella Parkway was designed as a spiral configuration, resembling the shape of the Milky Way constellation topped off with a rusted steel sail. The tower was built as a tribute to the many cultures that have studied the desert night sky.

The tower twinkles with light at night, and the spiral staircase and viewing platform give an amazing 360-degree view of the city skyline and the night sky. Several star-gazing events have been held at the tower. This is where Magpie and I have unsuccessfully tried to photograph the moon rising above the mountains the past few days. As you can see, the monsoon clouds have rolled in.

This is a Theme Thursday post. Please visit our friends at Theme Thursday for more thoughts about light.

21 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

This would be very interesting to visit. Too bad you haven't been able to get the moon shots. Fog has intervened there, preventing «Louis» from getting any moon shots, either...

Brian Miller said...

what a cool place...bet it would be nice to visit...happy tt!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow-that is very interesting. I would love to see it. Kinda cool. MB

Rob said...

Interesting, I'd like to visit this some day.

Sharon said...

I have never seen this! It's beautiful.

Luis Gomez said...

This is so great! Wonderful. Didn't know about it.

Jarart said...

I had no idea it was there. Very pretty and something I will have to check out when it gets cooler.

Betsy said...

Interesting and beautiful! I've never heard of it, either!

cieldequimper said...

Oh this is fantastic!

Brenda's Arizona said...

Neato! I didn't know this tower existed - gotta go see it soon! Is it crowded at every full moon - photographers catching the shot of the month?
Thanks for the intro and info!!

Ilse said...

This is totally amazing. And you have taken a great photo of it.

Lesley said...

another thing added to my list of 'must see' culled from various bloggers!

RA said...

Cool! I'd love to visit that. Thanks for sharing. :)

Jenn said...

Looks and sounds like a very magilcal place!! Here's wishing for you to capture those moon rises!

J Bar said...

Great shot.
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T. Becque said...

That's cool.

Hilda said...

It's so pretty! Must be absolutely magical at night.

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

beautiful tower and interesting idea!! good shot! regards

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Amazing photo!

annell said...

Where exactly is this place? It is very beautiful! Thanks.

Tracy said...

annell,

The Star Tower is located in the community of Estrella Park in Goodyear, Arizona. Thanks for stopping by today even though I posted the wrong link on Theme Thursday. LOL.