Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.

Last week for PPAC #33 Wickenburg Walk #3, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

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FEATURED BLOGGERS

MY WANDERINGS
PICTURES IMPERFECT
LINS DOODLES
GERIATRIX

My Choices for PPAC #34 Williams, AZ Walk #1

I promised you some pictures of PPAC from Hawaii, or at least that’s what I wrote in my curation calendar. However, this weekend Vince and I needed to get out of the house. Covid Omicron has run its three-week course. We hadn’t been contagious for over two weeks. With no temperatures and just stuffy noses, we were bored. So we drove an hour north of Prescott to Williams, AZ.

What a shock when we drove into the first gas station.

The elk looked welcoming enough, but no one else was pumping gas.
This truck looked like it had been waiting for a while. We parked behind it and got out to take pictures.
Turned out he had been there for a VERY long time. The driver must have abandoned his cargo as he was transporting one of their prisoners to the new jail in Wickenburg, AZ.
This should have been a clue. Nonetheless, we checked out the gas prices. They were fabulous, but we didn’t want to wait as long as the truck had been waiting even to pay these prices. Yes, that was snow on the ground and the outside temperature was 55 degrees F.

Even the gas tank looked like it might not be too fresh. We finally got a clue when we walked up to the door to visit the museum. “Closed for the winter. See you in March.”

We drove around the rest of the town. A few cars were parked along the street. Some of the people looked like they had been waiting a while for the stores to open. We decided to come back in the summer.

Other Challenges that Inspired WQW #34

The only restriction with Squares is that at least one picture in the bunch is square, and it’s odd. We found it very odd that the entire town was pretty much closed even though I know now that they get snow in January, but that wasn’t much snow! Very odd.

I loved the odd surprise in the back of the truck especially after just photographing a similar prisoner in Wickenburg. Poor guy. He didn’t have to put up with 110 degrees in the summer, but it looks like the winter was fairly harsh for him.

I also loved the old gas pumps. Some of the photos I could square, and others I didn’t want to cut that much out of the picture, but nonetheless, I thought the entire trip was a bit odd.

I have a few more I can show you next week. It looked like next door to the museum was a PPAC factory, which I thought was pretty odd. So onward and odder we go as we triple dip into PPAC today.

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Now it’s your turn.

Thanks so much for stopping by and having fun with PPAC, SQUARE ODDS, WHICH WAY CHALLENGE AND WEEKEND SKIES.

You’ll love Hammad’s weekend skies if you haven’t seen them already. It was his birthday and he left us a treat.

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65 responses to “PPAC #34: Best Gas Prices in Arizona”

  1. Hammad Rais Avatar

    I feel really sorry for that poor chap.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      He’s in pretty bad shape!

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  2. Alive and Trekking Avatar
    Alive and Trekking

    Many cool shots, thanks for sharing!

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  5. susurrus Avatar

    Entertaining as always. I love seeing the old petrol pumps. I can’t remember them being as fancy here.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      They were probably dirty most of the time when they were in use all the time. They were before my time, I think they were sort of 1920s art deco, but I’m not an expert on old gas tanks, Susan.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Susan. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love the photo and the quotes. Fun post! 🙂

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  7. […] Photographing Public Art (PPAC) hosted by Marsha at Always Write […]

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  8. Jim Borden Avatar

    what a nice surprise to come across!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was fun! I should have stocked up! LOL

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  9. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Here you go, a funky cultural centre with wings and a couple of victories. Today is a good day. An interesting find you have for us.

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/02/05/ppac-prekmurje-5-lendava-cultural-centre/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Wow, just wow!

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  11. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    So that poor fellow in the back of the truck… I bet he’s hungry. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Looks to me that he’s way past that. I don’t think he made it through the last big snow storm. 🙂

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      1. photobyjohnbo Avatar

        Maybe so, but I’ve always heard that Arizonans are tough. >grin<

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love it! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, Irene. I’m amazing at how much blogging you can do with all the other things you are doing – especially repairing cars! 🙂

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  13. Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist Avatar

    I enjoyed your adventure Marsha and before finding out it was a museum I was thinking how different your petrol bowsers are to ours. Hope you managed to find a petrol station somewhere. It must have been nice to get out after a few weeks isolating. Glad you both didn’t suffer greatly with the virus.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I didn’t realize it was a museum when we pulled up, but it was such a cute set-up. Fortunately we didn’t need gas. More importantly we found a gas station that had restrooms!

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  14. BeckyB Avatar

    definitely very odd!!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Becky B. 🙂

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  15. Teresa Avatar

    First of all, thanks so much for the feature. Greatly appreciated… now, here is mine for this week incorporated with other challenges. But I think overall it is for PPAC.
    https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/02/05/summer-days-at-bunjil-place/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You’re welcome for the feature. Congratulations!

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  17. Lins Doodles Avatar
    Lins Doodles

    Great photos, love the elk. We’re just out of isolation too, my photos are from before catching the virus.
    Thanks for featuring my lovely dragon.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are so welcome! Congratulations. I’m sorry you got the virus. Hopefully with so many people catching it, we will kill the pandemic with our natural immunities. I’ve been double vaxed, but I still caught a mild case of it.

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  19. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    love that you got out of the house and took us on the tour and can’t wait to see the museum when it reopens! Just don’t hold me captive like the prisoner. looks like halloween. 💖🤣👏

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It probably was for Halloween. They closed and never changed the decor.

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        I’m leaving my one fake tree up all year for the first time so I get it.. 🤣🤣

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Vince talked about doing that and decorating it differently each month. LOL We took it down.

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            i know but by now it should have hearts on it and well…and the lights suddenly went out.. I think… it’s outta here.. 🤣🤣🤣

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Good choice. We used to have an old ladder – that I disliked because it was so hard to clean. We, meaning Vince, decorated it with red lights, then white ones. It did stay up for several year.

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          3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            I think so too.. tomorrow it’s going down.. hahahaha! as long as it’s fun.. we do it.. right ! 💖 whatever floats our boat right?! 💖

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            Now you have to figure out what to do with that space again. LOL

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          5. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            And therein lies the problem. I loved the lights!
            ❤️😂

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          6. Marsha Avatar

            I could have given you my dusty, splintery ladder.

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          7. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            LMAO!!! 💖🤣🤣

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  20. eklastic Avatar

    I particularly liked the gas pumps!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks so much! I did too. And they are sparkly clean looking, too.

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      1. Julie Avatar

        Best gas prices in town indeed. The wait for gas there seems just as bad as waiting for Costco gas.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Not quite but lots of folks getting gas here too. I have a hybrid so I’m spoiled.

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  22. Suzanne@PictureRetirement Avatar

    Marsha, thank you for sharing your delightfully odd adventure.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much Suzanne. 🙂

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  23. Cee Neuner Avatar

    This is a very adorable post. Well done my friend 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      High praise, my friend and mentor!

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  24. Sofia Alves Avatar

    That made me smile. Great photos of what looks like a really interesting place.
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/02/04/ppac-tokyo-2/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great choice for this week!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great response for this week, Natalie. Thanks for joining PPAC!

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      1. Natalie Avatar

        Marsha, I’m glad to hear you and Vince are well to go on a road trip. The old gas pumps in your post are so interesting. Thank you for hosting PPAC.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Hi Natalie, Thanks so much. We are 100% back on track now. It feels so good. I still have my vein problem, but it doesn’t bother me too much now except for occasional surgeries.

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