PPAC #45: Prescott Downtown Series #2 Anything with Wheels

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Last week for PPAC #44, I had fun responses from all of you. Thank you to all the bloggers who participated this week. I love how many of you visit each other’s posts. Please honor them with your visits this week.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC

  • There is no weekly theme even though my post may have a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #45: Prescott Downtown Series #2: Wheels

“Ever since I got back from to Arizona, all I’m serving is dry humor”

Unknown (I made it my own.)

You don’t usually find doors and wheels in the same place, but here is one example on Gurley Street where I did.

Cee’s Black and White Challenge this week is anything with wheels, so I’ve combined the two. Some of these are new pictures, but the ones you have seen will be altered by both color and cropping. Which pictures look familiar to you? There may be too many clues in this post for that to be an interesting question. All of the pictures are from downtown Prescott.

Actual Downtown Wheels

A half car attached to a building makes a great piece of public art.

This next piece is on the other side of Courthouse Square walking distance from the Square. Vince and Jack wanted gelato, and we found an obscure sign that led us upstairs where we saw this view. I am assuming this is part of the fire equipment when it was horse-drawn.

Cee suggested not to repost pictures in order to ward off spammers. I’m not sure how this situation happened but I edited the pictures on my external hard drive in Bridge to make them black and white. When the pictures loaded from my computer, they each already had a caption. To make matters even stranger, all three identical captions had the word “outside” mistyped the same way. Yikes! If anyone can explain those mysteries, I’d love to hear them. 🙂

Downtown Quilt Wheels

“Almost everyone in the world knows something about Arizona, and some of it is even true.”

– Jim Turner
At the Prescott Public Library. Remember this from Public Library Week?

Downtown Mural Wheels

“Let’s pack up and catch us a slow train, and go back to Phoenix to a far brighter day.”

– Waylon Jennings

Most people who love Prescott would scoff at that quote. These people in the mural probably stayed in Prescott and rejoiced.

Coming Up on Always Write

  • PPAC– there won’t be one next week and possibly not on May 6th as well. So if you want to post several PPAC posts on this post, I’ll follow them up and link them to the next post I do. I may be late on visiting your posts because I have another surgery tomorrow. See you for sure on Saturday.
  • Story Chat Summary of Anne Goodwin’s amazing story, “The Power of Verticality” next Tuesday. If you haven’t commented, I’ll leave comments open until Sunday at noon.
  • Story Chat with a short story from Charli Mills at Carrot Ranch Literary Community. You’ll find some of your favorite Story Chat authors’ newest short stories in 99 words, no more no less if you click the link!
  • WQW – on break for the next two weeks. You can still follow the topics on my page (or not) and post YOUR WQW links to the post this week on Hope or Faith, Which is Which?
  • Don’t miss YOUR favorite challenges. If you ever have a special one you don’t want me to miss, feel free to post a link in one of my comment sections. I am super random about visiting blogs except for the folks who post in my challenges, and they leave me links! Links are my friend.
  • I’ll be visiting mostly by phone during my break. So you get a break from long comments in your comment boxes! LOL Lots of love and hugs xxx
See you around!

70 responses to “PPAC #45: Prescott Downtown Series #2 Anything with Wheels”

  1. A Family Trip to Melbourne – Part Three – Lunch at Mornington Peninsula – Travels with Ali Avatar

    […] On the drive home we passed by a stunning mural on a water tank, so I jumped out and took a few photos. Located on Arthurs Seat Road it was painted by Michael Leeworthy. It depicts life in Arthurs Seat and is a tribute to the local firefighters. I’m linking it to PPAC. […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Ali, I added your link to today’s scheduled post. Thanks for taking us on such a fun trip. 🙂

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  2. […] Entry for Marsha Ingrao- Always Write […]

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  3. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Wishing you speedy recovery.
    Hopefully this is the last surgery.
    You are a strong lady.
    God bless you Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Philo. 🙂 You are so kind.

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You too. Happy Mother’s Day. 🙂

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  4. My Coffee Bounced into the Street – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] I started hosting challenges, I hated to take a break from my challenges, PPAC (Photographing Public Art Challenge) and WQW (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) but I had spotty internet, little time, and I’m […]

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  5. Julie Avatar

    Well I hope your surgery went smoothly! I like the cross-stitch on the quilt. Everytime I see any stitch art, I think of the times my mom taught me but I never into it like drawing and painting and photography. I’m just a stitch admirer. I also like the mural. It looks so joyous like a parade. I’m not too familiar with Arizona, I’ve only been to Tucson and Phoenix. But I assume Prescott is colder and it’s in the part of AZ that snows?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Julie, yes Prescott is at least 20 degrees colder all year long. I’m like you. I used to do all that stitchery, but now I’m like you – an admirer.

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  6. Gallery: tiles, tiles and yet more tiles! - Travel with me Avatar

    […] I find them rather beautiful and very distinctive. So here’s my own patchwork of azulejos for the Photographing Public Art challenge. The first two were taken in Faro (the first is actually the wall of the house where we […]

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  7. Gloria Avatar

    I had a really old quilt and I wish I had kept it! But it was so tatty. That old car is amazing and I love the cartwheels.
    I’m a little late joining in but my old days post is quite appropriate for this one Marsha! #Black

    The Black Pig in Enniscrone #100DaysOfOldDays

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      This time you have plenty of time, Gloria.

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  8. The Black Pig in Enniscrone #100DaysOfOldDays | Rambles of a Raring Writer Avatar

    […] I’m linking today’s post to Marsha Ingrao’s PPAC#45 […]

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  9. April Story Chat Summary – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

    […] #46 is in the works for May 13. Please leave any links to your PPAC posts on PPAC #45 until […]

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  10. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    A great post Marsha! I love the old car on the wall and the quilt is beautiful!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Aletta!

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  11. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    Great theme and wonderful photos. Thank you for sharing them.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Donna. You have so many things going on at Retirement Reflections: cooking, reading, WOTY. Smart to make them monthly challenges, though!

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  12. Sunday Stills and PPAC – Diamond and Quartz – Wide Eyed Wonderings Avatar

    […] for a bit today. 🙂 I’m also including some public art works so I’m gonna link up to Marsha’s PPAC. First the […]

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  13. Toonsarah Avatar

    I’m really getting to like the look of downtown Prescott through your posts 🙂

    Good luck with the surgery and don’t feel pressured to check in here for our contributions – they can wait 🙂 But here’s mine, a bit shorter than my usual efforts for which you may be glad! https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/gallery-a-wartime-farewell-in-tavira/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love this, Sarah. Thanks for sharing it. It’s a treasure.

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  14. Gallery: a wartime farewell in Tavira - Travel with me Avatar

    […] I’m sharing the two works for this week’s Photographing Public Art challenge and in tribute to / support of those Ukrainian […]

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  15. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    I wish you all good with your surgery and healing time!

    I wrote another poem to a botanical garden art. Enjoy!

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/04/23/day-23-ppac-hanging-tree/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Very fun!

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  16. Day 23 & PPAC: Hanging tree – An Embarrassment of Riches Avatar

    […] wish Marsha, our Photographing Public Art Challenge host, good luck with her surgery and […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love these! They are very nostalgic.

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  17. Zelda Winter Avatar
    Zelda Winter

    Much love to you! My “faith/hope” post will likely be delayed, as I’m needing a blog break.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      No worries, Zelda. Blogging is for fun, not pressure. Enjoy your break. 🙂 Besides, I’m on a break for two weeks, so you really have three weeks to post a link. 🙂

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      1. Zelda Winter Avatar
        Zelda Winter

        Thanks much, Marsha 🙂

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  18. photobyjohnbo Avatar

    Interesting about the captions. I can’t imagine. I am not familiar with Bridge. Could they somehow have been stored in the metadata of the images?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I have no clue. If I reused ones from my media files, I’d say yes, but I used files from my computer and I don’t put captions on my pictues in my computer files, only in my WP files.

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  19. bushboy Avatar

    Wheely good Marsha 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      hahaha, very good one, BB.

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  20. Teresa Avatar

    Wonderful approach and incorporating two
    Challenges. Here is mine https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/04/22/doors-and-public-art-in-rye/

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  21. Doors and Public Art in Rye – My Camera & I Avatar

    […] in Victoria. I and my hubby are on a few days break and I was surprised to see so many doors and public art in the main […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Such amazing finds, Teresa.

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous post. 🙂

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  22. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    so much history and lovely captures Marsha! 💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy.

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        of course!! 💖💖💖

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  23. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

    Very interesting wheels and doors and B&W Photos, Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I hope you like them. 🙂

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      1. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

        Good selection, Marsha. I like them. 😊

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks so much. Did you see how I begged for a compliment, LOL?

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          1. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

            Haha, thank you for the reminder.

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  24. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, ‘Wheels’ is such a fun theme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful B&W photos. Good luck with your surgery tomorrow and have a lovely break!

    Here’s my entry for PPAC this week: https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/04/22/painted-ladies-and-historic-buildings/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Loved this. I’m back and none the worse for wear than a sore throat. YAY!

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  25. PPAC#45 – Tower Bridge – Brashley Photography Avatar

    […] My first entry of Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC) […]

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Lovely photo. Thanks for joining PPAC this week. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome shot of a beautiful piece of art, Lin. 🙂

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  26. […] with #CellpicSunday, #PPAC, #ThursdayDoors, […]

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  27. Sofia Alves Avatar

    Very smartly done, Marsha! I’m still trying to find any wheels for my post…
    Here is mine, I hope you like it:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/04/22/ppac-lisbon-6/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yours don’t HAVE to be wheels, Sofia. I just chose that to go along with Cee’s challenge for this week.

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      1. Sofia Alves Avatar

        Yes, I know. I’m trying to join Cee’s and was struggling but got there in the end 😀

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I’m glad. It’s hard to get to all the challenges every week. I miss a lot of them especially when I have three due of my own in one week.

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          1. Sofia Alves Avatar

            I do my best as I really enjoy taking part but sometimes it’s impossible to do all.

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            There are tons of them. I see new ones with almost every post I read. 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Amazing find, Sofia. 🙂

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  28. […] Posted for Marsha’s Photographing Public Art Challenge […]

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  29. Cee Neuner Avatar

    You have been waiting for this challenge. I’m so glad you could combine it with PPAC. My favorite I think is the quilt. Have a great weekend.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. I had to pick and choose. I’m also starting a series just on downtown, so that limited me a little bit. I was pleased to find quite a bit of variety, and I know I forgot one, and I could go take a picture today I’d love to include, but done is done! 🙂

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