Tucson, the second largest city in Arizona, is nestled in-between several mountain ranges in the Sonoran Desert. It may also have become my favorite quick getaway from Colorado - not only because my inspiring Brooklyn friend (and acupuncturist) Jess Grotfeldt lives there now and it's only a 90-minute flight from Denver, but also because it's so sunny and surrounded by amazing and diverse nature and other sights.
When I visited Jess this past week, we explored all around the outskirts of the city - even more than the city itself. So in this video, I'm including desert and cacti images from the Saguaro National Park
and views of Tucson from Mount Lemmon and Catalina Highway in the Catalina Mountain Range. Please consider those images as a teaser for upcoming videos dedicated to those places since I already shot a lot more in those magnificent locations. But there's also enough of actual Tucson proper for you to get a taste, including the University of Arizona (what's with all the no weapons signs everywhere, including "no nun-chucks"?), the West University neighborhood and the Hotel Congress, where John Dillinger provoked the end of his criminal career when getting too involved with some firemen...
The most special experience of my time in Tucson was watching the Blood Moon, or Supermoon Lunar Eclipse, with Jess on her roof. What a transitional experience. I included a brief shot of the Blood Moon in this video, but you can watch the entire eclipse here: Blood Moon (Supermoon Lunar Eclipse) – In Another Minute (Week 283).
I'd like to express a huge THANK YOU to Jess for being such an amazing host, wonderful friend and excellent filming partner in and around Tucson and on a road trip to the Sonoita-Elgin Wine Country, Bisbee and Tubac... more videos to come... Can't wait to share the time-lapse desert sunset...
The music in this video is the instrumental version of the song “Adventures of the Deaf Dreamer” by Josh Woodward. This song is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 US License.
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