The Westward Ho in downtown Phoenix. A familiar local landmark originally opened as a Hotel in 1928. The tower mast added in 1949 to broadcast Phoenix's first television station. These days, after undergoing restoration, the building serves as residential space.
I've always loved the architecture and have shot it quite a few times. This particular one taken of its backside after wandering down a dodgy alley on a photo walk in 100° heat.
I've started reading again. It's fun and I'm having a great time. I set two ground rules for this great book awakening. No Kindle – these had to be actual books with actual pages. And no Amazon – sorry Jeff, but I'd like to support the local book shop.
To that end, I can't say enough good things about Changing Hands Bookstore in Phoenix. It's the kind of place when you walk in you feel right at home and the people therein are your tribe. But as a special bonus, Changing Hands has First Draft Book Bar inside it. Quite simply "A Bar In A Bookstore".
It's as absolutely pleasant as it sounds, having a Tower Station with your head in a book.
As to what I'm actually reading, that dear reader, will be another post.