I love Scottsdale and find it to be such a unique and wonderful city. I was recently attending an outdoor art event in Old Town Scottsdale with my husband and we decided to walk through town to the Waterfront near the Scottsdale Fashion Square for a bite to eat. The weather was outstanding and things were somewhat quiet as it was late afternoon on a Sunday. Here are a few things that caught my eye as we strolled through town.
We were on Main Street near the Civic Park when I saw a young lady demonstrating “something” to a customer. I was intrigued and went into her store, Del Sol, to see what was so interesting. The charming young lady took one of their T-shirts from the rack. In the first photo, she’s holding up this pink T-shirt with a drawing on it. However, when the T-shirt was exposed to sunlight …..Surprise! The sun triggered it to color in the drawing and we now have a beautiful mermaid. The store is filled with items utilizing this technology. How about nail polish that is silver when inside and turns red when you go out in the sun? Or a hair clip? There are way too many things to mention, so stop by if you have a chance.
Next door to Del Sol was an art store that had a couple of “whimsies” in the window about 5 inches high. Couldn’t resist a quick shot of the small, glass peppers doing the “Salsa”, but I think they were somewhat outclassed by the bananas doing what appeared to be a “Tango”.
As we neared the Waterfront, I was admiring the statue in the round-about called the Horse Fountain that was done by Bob Parks in 1988. It’s a beautiful piece of art featuring five champion Arabian horses.
As I started to step off the curb, I fortunately looked both ways as a tour group on Segways came whizzing by. It looked like a lot of fun and a novel way to see the town.
After having an iced tea and salad at Olive and Ivy on the waterfront, we were heading back to the bridge when I spotted “Willy”. Willy is a 6 week old pig who was having a great time frolicking on the grass by the waterway. His owners said he’s a great pet, will grow to be about 20 pounds and is already “house broken”. It wasn’t an easy task to get a picture as Willy was having too much fun running through the grass and entertaining the many folks who stopped to give him a pat on the head. Too cute!
I don’t think I’ve ever walked through Downtown Scottsdale without seeing something new and interesting. That’s where I head when I have a little time as it’s always entertaining and a relaxing time.