Most of the images on this page were taken at Tlaquepaque in Sedona, AZ.  It is one of my favorite places and always inspires me with its wonderful architecture and cultural festivals.  The dining and shopping is great and the many art galleries are irresistible to me.

100 Arches

100 Arches

Tlaquepaque (ta-la-ka-pa-key) is full of wonderful arches and columns but this hallway is my favorite.  The hanging plants next to the shop doorways only enhance the experience.  I also like the shadows on the tile floor.

110 Walkway 

110 Tlaquepaque Walkway

 One more example of the wonderful architecture and pleasant views.

102 Peeking Over the Wall 

102 Peeking Over the Wall

When I first visited Sedona in the early 90’s, my wife and I were mostly focused on hiking as many of the trails as possible and rarely visited any of the shops.  As we often passed Tlaquepaque on our way to another adventure I wondered what was behind the wall.  This Sedona version of a shopping mall has the look and feel of a small Mexican Village.  This image reminds me of that curiosity and the ever present red rocks that are visible from everywhere in my adopted hometown.

108 Chapel in the Rocks

108 Chapel in the Rocks

One of the best known and loved places in Sedona is the Chapel of the Holy Cross.  It was designed by a student of Frank Lloyd Wright and blends so well with the red rocks that it is often difficult to pick out from places with a clear line of sight - like Bell Rock.  The Chapel is awe inspiring both outside and in.  From the inside there is a wall of glass behind the cross resulting in a great view of Bell Rock and other famous formations.

107 Truck & Tower

107 Truck & Tower

I parked my car and grabbed my camera for another adventure at Tlaquepaque.  When I turned around I was awe struck by how this wonderful old truck blended with and enhanced the experience of the fall colors.  I later learned that the truck belongs to one of the gallery owners and is often parked in this area.  I am grateful that I stumbled upon it in this location on this beautiful fall day.

101 Tlaquepaque Stairway

101 Stairway

This is another great example of the wonderful and inviting architecture at Tlaquepaque.  This photo was actually shot by my wife on her very first photo shoot.  I enhanced the image with Photoshop but she gave me a great base and starting point.  The statue at the foot of the stairs is of Sedona’s namesake - Sedona Schnebly.

111 Chapel Ramp

111 Chapel Ramp

This ramp leads to the Chapel of the Holy Cross.

103 Fountain

103 Fountain at Tlaquepaque

This is but one of the many beautiful fountains in Tlaquepaque.  This street view reminds me of a quaint Mexican Village as do so many other aspects of the architecture.

109 Church Steeple and Cathedral Rock

109 Church Steeple and Cathedral Rock

I love the Spanish Mission architecture of this steeple and the fact that Cathedral Rock is so evident in the background.

105 Autumn Morning

105 Autumn Morning

This photo was taken early on a beautiful fall morning at Tlaquepaque.  The shops were just opening and everything was quite peaceful.  It is a “happy-place” for me that I visit often.

112 Church Steeples

112 Steeples

These steeples are part of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception.  It is located on Route 89A just East of Cottonwood (Sedona’s neighbor to the West) and is a landmark that can be seen from miles away in many directions.

104 Shadows

104 Shadows

Although this image has no focal point, I was personally intrigued by the combination of shadows and architecture.

106 Main Gate

106 Main Gate

Even the front entrance is interesting and inviting.

   

Each gallery image on this site has a reference number as well as a name.  By referencing both the name and number, there is less chance of miscommunication - at least with the respect to the image of interest.


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