This week I’m celebrating time spent with my blogging friend, Terri Webster Schrandt from Second Wind Leisure (Sunday Stills) It’s always a thrill to spend time with other bloggers. Terri brought her husband Hans, so Vince and he had as great of a time as we did.

Terri getting ready to teach me to paddle board.

LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #53, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC

  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has 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 #54 Prescott Courthouse Square #3

Prescott Downtown Series

The weather is perfect right now. The first night they arrived, we were going to take them to a concert in Courthouse Square. That is a doomed activity for visiting bloggers. The one with Janet was rained out, and there was no concert the week of July 4th. Do you remember the beautiful fountain in Courthouse Square in PPAC #49? Terri and I captured pictures of the same fountain at night along with the moon and the Rough Rider.

The fountain is blurry, but the color is really the most important feature.

The tiny statue on the back right side of the photograph has an interesting history. At a cost of $10,000, the Rough Rider was unveiled in 1907, five years before Arizona became a state.

“One of Prescott Arizona’s primary and well know statue is The Rough Rider monument on the Square, at the front of the Courthouse.  This monument honors a group of young Arizonans who gallantly served their country during the Spanish-American War in 1898.  It is also a shrine to one man, Captain William O. “Buckey” O’Neill.  The creation of Solon Borglum, it is one of two local bronzes by the brother of Gutzon Borglum who designed Mt. Rushmore.” 

Jody Miller

Fallen Officers Memorial

“A bronze statue of an 1890s-era law officer meditating over a pair of empty cowboy boots honors 18 law officials who have died in Yavapai County in the line of duty from 1865 to the present. …Created by renowned Prescott sculptor Bill Nebeker, the memorial was unveiled and dedicated in front of more than 500 people. They gathered on the north side of the Yavapai County Courthouse on May 1, 2021.” Prescott Living The Voice of the Community.

Empty boots are always hard to fill.

This week hundreds gathered to honor another fallen officer, Yavapai County Deputy, Rick Lopez. He was shot outside a home in Cordes Lake, a small community you pass on the way to go to Phoenix. Arizona’s Family

“Sgt. Lopez leaves behind a wife and two children, and the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is still accepting donations to benefit his family. Here’s information on how to donate.”

Ongoing on Always Write

  • July Story Chat, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog goes live July 5th
  • WQW #25 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Obstacles to Fitness” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.

Now it’s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.


78 responses to “PPAC #54: Prescott Courthouse Square #3”

  1. Julie Avatar

    I like the detail of the empty boots in the Fallen Officer Memorial. I think of something somber like a loss or a memory.

    As for the fountain, I love the lighting effects!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I had never seen it like that as many times as I have been there. I think they did it for Terri and Hans. 🙂

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  6. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    Oh I LOVE the lighted fountain, that is one gorgeous color! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, it sure caught our eye. 🙂

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  9. Alison Avatar

    So nice to meet fellow bloggers. I love the sculpture especially the boots!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks. It is very touching especially now since we just lost an officer.

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  10. Marianne Avatar

    I am posting AGAIN with a public square. Thank you for hosting this lovely challenge.

    https://anthropologist.wordpress.com/2022/07/09/still-photographing-public-art-challenge-54-public-squares/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Very sparkly! 🙂

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  12. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    What fun to hang out with Terri and Vince and her husband to hang together too. Love the pictures around the fountain on such a beautiful night Marsha.
    What fun! 💖💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It was fun. One day I’ll write a heart-felt poem about it. 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        oh can’t wait! 💖

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  13. Toonsarah Avatar

    Lovely that you were able to meet up with Terri! That fountain looks so striking in its purple (my favourite colour)

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Sarah. It was amazing fun. Wish you lived closer. Were your ears burning. We all said we’d like to meet you. 🙂

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    1. Toonsarah Avatar

      Donna asked the same question! I’d love to meet you all, but it’s too far to fly for just a day or two 😦 But if ever I’m in your area I’ll be in touch for sure!

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      1. tgeriatrix Avatar

        Love to meet you!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Wouldn’t that be fun?

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      2. Marsha Avatar

        We will hold you to that! 🙂 You get around more than most. I’m afraid we can’t offer you much sanctuary from 91 degrees in the humidity except for the dryness. But come in the fall winter or spring, and we can help you out with some warmer temperatures at least in Scottsdale.

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  15. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Fun to have Terri come to visit.

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  16. Jodie Avatar
    Jodie

    Gosh, we’ve seen this at the courthouse, but never at night. Now I want to go back to see it all lit up.
    XOOX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Come any time, but make sure you call us! Don’t sneak in for a peek and leave, LOL! 🙂

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      1. Jodie Avatar
        Jodie

        I’ll have to get your number from Terri then because we do plan to get up there in the fall. Fall fashions are hard to photograph in 100+ degree weather, haha.
        XOOX

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          LOL. Time to go to Portland. Terri and I are going up for a blogger meet with several bloggers from that area in September. I’m excited about that. My brother also lives there. I used to work in a dental office downtown across from the Library. I don’t even know if it is still there. I heard from my dentist boss about 10 years ago but never renewed a relationship after 40+ years.

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  17. sustainabilitea Avatar

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful time. I know all of us meeting yesterday in Scottsdale certainly was although my van was like an oven when I got in for the trip home, hot enough that the metal part of the seat belt was VERY hot!! Small cost for the fun, though. Enjoy the weekend.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      My car was all air conditioned, LOL! Terri and I both had a great time. I love that we live relatively close and I can’t wait for cooler weather down there so we can hike around and see some of the gardens you brag about all the time.

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  18. Teresa Avatar

    Good time for a catch up though some things may not go your way… happy times still!

    https://boomercoupletraveljournal.wordpress.com/2022/07/08/szentendre-a-quaint-little-town/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Concerts have been a bit of a bust, but we had fun anyway. 🙂

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        Seems like it 👍

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          We aim to be the perfect hosts, but in reality, we had perfect guests. 🙂

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          1. Teresa Avatar

            I am betting perfect hosts and perfect guests are good combination for a great time

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Yes, you should come here and find out! 🙂

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          3. Teresa Avatar

            I hope one day 👍

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          4. Marsha Avatar

            “We’ll leave the light on for you.”

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          5. Teresa Avatar

            Thanks 😘

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Such a cool town, Teresa. 🙂

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  20. Janis @ RetirementallyChallenged.com Avatar

    Glad you were able to meet-up with Terri and I’m sure you all had a great time. Too bad about the concert but I imagine you were able to fill your time 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      With Terri and Hans, that is never a problem! Sounds like you had a good time with Terri as well. 🙂 I would have loved to be in on that meet-up! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yay! Glad you jumped in Marianne! 🙂 And now I know your real name, unless I forget. I’ve been doing badly with that recently! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for linking, K.

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  23. restlessjo Avatar

    So many sad things happen. You have to grab happiness with both hands, Marsha. You’re good at that.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Exactly, Jo. Sometimes I’m overwhelmed with the woes of the world. I have to turn off the news. There is very little to nothing I can do about most of it other than to pray. If my prayers reach God’s ears, that’s better than anyone can do anyway. Most problems are way bigger than people know how to deal with. With that said, have a wonderful weekend. We’ve been extremely blessed with visits from two bloggers this week. WAHOO!

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  24. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    Lovely post! Wonderful that you had a wonderful time with Terri!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you, Aletta. I still haven’t done my LAPC post. I hope you don’t mind if I post late!!!

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      1. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

        Not at all! You’ve been busy😊

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          It’s been a fun two weeks, but yes, it’s been busy. That’s summer, I think.

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  25. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    HI Marsha, these are great pictures. Does the art have to be public art or can it be any art?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It should be visible for free at least. Take a look at the Eat, Pray, Live link.

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  26. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I so adore the colored fountains. Great photos for this week. Glad you and Terri got together.
    Here is my entry of a few photos taken at Pioneer Square.
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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Awesome, I was a little surprised that they were less clear than they looked small. Thanks for playing this week!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for playing along, Cee! Can’t wait to see Pioneer Square.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Lin. I thought the color was nice. Thanks for playing along this week. I love your little kids.

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  29. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    Great PPAC, Marsha! You wasted no time sharing those gorgeous fountain pics! Thanks for the shoutout! I’m prepping for Sunday Stills to tie into your WQW: fitness. We managed to have a fun time walking around downtown Prescott and enjoying the cool weather 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That was so much fun. Sorry about the concert. I think we are jinxed as far as concerts are concerned! LOL.

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