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PPAC # 46: Danger in Lake Havasu City


For the last three weeks, I had fun responses from all of you for PPAC #45. Thank you to all the bloggers who participated while I was on vacation, too. I love how many of you visit each other’s posts. Please honor them with your visits this week. I will be on a short vacation with my sister-in-law starting yesterday for her 70th birthday. I will visit your blogs as soon as I can, but I’m the driver this time. We will only be gone until the 15th so everything is still on schedule.


  • 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.

Welcome to our lair, I mean Shopping Center.

Just before you reach the London Bridge, watch your step if you don’t want to lose a leg – or worse. Don’t let the fancy gates lure you into relaxing your vigilance.

Fancy gate into the London Bridge Mall

If you avoid burning by the dragons at the gate, beware.

Watch out! Dragon breath!

Sarah from Travel with Me sent me a wonderful link about the history of these dragons.

The circle of lions awaits you and they are all spitting mad.

Circle of Lions

They want to lure you into the fountain of acid where you will disintegrate within a matter of seconds. (See Yvette, I have been watching Breaking Bad.)

“Come closer. I dare you!”
“Step a little bit closer, dear. Those drops won’t hurt you. Maybe just remove a few wrinkles. Trust me.”
“Yep, that’s the way, uh huh, uh huh. That’s the way we like it. Uh huh, uh huh!”

If you make it past the circle of lions, don’t forget to look up. Remember Crocodile Dundee? A similar fate awaits those not on their guard from the spears from above.

Killer fish

Watch out for the innocent puppy. He looks like a puppy, and he is. But do you know why he’s so big? He grows three inches with each baby he eats. Watch your stroller carefully. Your child may be charmed by his sweet looks, but as soon as your baby reaches out their little arms…

Now if you get past the killer puppy, you’re almost to the bridge home free. But you still might have to wrestle the wiley aligator just waiting to get a taste of leg of human. Yes, he looks cute and innocent, but don’t be fooled by his heavenly looks.

Don’t say I never warned you. We managed to get through the obstacle course to enjoy the London Bridge on a beautiful sunny day. With my tips, you will be able to do the same.

“London Bridge is not falling down. Have a wonderful trip,” said the Elephant in the phone booth.

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Now it’s your turn.

Have some fun with the public art in your area. You don’t HAVE to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God if something else works better. 🙂 Have a great weekend.

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    • Thanks, Robbie. It was a treat. We didn’t stay because we were on our way to California, but I’d like to go back and see a little more. The pier area was quite cute.

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        • You can see it a lot better in some of the other pictures. I don’t know how those droplets came out so perfectly like that. That may be one of my favorite pictures of all times. 🙂

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          • When my friends and their kids went to Havasu City they shared photos of the London Bridge. I had to look up why it was called the London Bridge. At the time I thought it was inspired by London architecture but I was so shocked to find out it was purchased from London and it made its way to Arizona via Port of Long Beach.

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          • Isn’t that so amazing? I can’t imagine how they moved the bridge. At the time it was done, I felt it was a stupid idea, but seeing it, I can see what a great tourist idea it was. It’s in the middle of nowhere, and took us about an hour off our drive. I don’t think tourists would drive that far out of their way to see just any bridge, but London Bridge… Thanks for the interesting comment, Julie.


    • Hi Sarah, I wasn’t able to comment on the London remember site, but thanks for sharing that information. It helps understand the history behind the bridge at Lake Havisu City. Your murals and cute sayings in your other post are lots of fun. 🙂 Thanks for sharing them on PPAC.


  1. Welcome back, Marsha! I can see that you’re enjoying your days. I listened to the tune twice. Excellent energy. And I love many of your photos, especially of the fountain. And the gate! And all the beasties, especially the deceiving puppy. 😀 A full basket of warmest wishes to your sister. My birthday is on Monday. 🙂

    And my post is full of art from the same botanical garden as two previous posts with poems:

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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