Today marked the grand opening of the new 57,500 square foot, fully automated state-of-the-art RE Community Recycling facility on east Ajo Way in Tucson, Arizona. Rather than a ribbon cutting, Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and dignitaries, pushed the “start” button to turn on the high-tech sorting machines in the facility. Eighty new green jobs for Tucson exist thanks to this […]
The perfect spot to watch a fabulous southern Arizona sunset is Gates Pass in the Tucson Mountains. This photo taken at the tail end of a sunset, captures the ethereal quality the wispy clouds and piercing stars exhibited that night. I decided to include the ramada, which seemed to add to the somewhat Twilight Zone feeling […]
Eighty-three years ago today (August 15, 1929), Joseph Baermann Strauss was appointed Chief Engineer for the Golden Gate Bridge project. His original bridge design was for a cantilever-suspension hybrid, but by the time it went into production, that design changed to the full-suspension bridge we all know. When the bridge opened in 1937 it was the […]
In February of 2010, Secretary of the United States Department of Transportation Ray LaHood came to Tucson to present us with a check for $63 million dollars in federal stimulus money to fund our downtown modern streetcar project. On April 12, 2012 the Regional Transportation Authority broke ground on the 3.9 mile streetcar line that will link […]
My son is now almost 21, but when he was about ten he modelled (wearing the green helmet) in this public service announcement for bicycle safety that the Tucson Police Department sponsored. I recently came across the image again and it reminded me that it’s that time of year when the year-round school districts are back […]
… a lazy river walk stroll along the Arkansas River in Little Rock. I hope you’ve taken some lazy time this summer. Image registered with U.S. Office of Copyright. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
Today was a big day in Tucson, Arizona as we welcomed Dr. Ann Weaver Hart on her first day of work as president of the University of Arizona. Dr. Hart is the twenty-first president and the first female to hold the position at UA, but it is not new territory for her, having been the ninth president of […]
Yeah, it’s June. Time to hit the “open road” for a vacation! Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
My Uncle George passed away this morning. He was in the service in the 1950’s and became a member of the military police stationed in Puerto Rico. Because he died on Memorial Day weekend, the holiday will be just a bit more bittersweet than it already is. To all the men and women who, in […]
Ground breaking ceremonies took place in Tucson, Arizona this morning for the 3.9 mile modern streetcar project which will link the University Health Sciences Center to 4th Ave, downtown, and the Mercado District west of I-10 sometime in late 2013. http://www.rtamobility.com/RTAPlan/RTAProjectLinks/ModernStreetcar.aspx The Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) project will create a fixed-rail / electric system at street […]
This photograph shows a Moorish & Spanish Colonial influenced architectural detail from the Pima County Courthouse in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Designed by Tucson architect Roy Place and completed in 1929, it replaced two earlier buildings, including the original courthouse built in 1868 when Tucson was the capital of the Arizona Territory. By 1912, when Arizona became the 48th state, the […]
Just an interesting detail along my walk downtown. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
No back-story, no lesson – this is simply for the Zen of it… Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing or written permission from Martha Lochert. http://www.marthaLochertPhotography.com
This is the complete camera gear of a skateboarder I encountered today. He was doing time lapse photos of himself jumping. Boy, I wish my kit could be this simple! http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
First photo from my iPhone. It’s amazing what a cell phone can capture. I’ll stick to the big guns most of the time, though! Image copyrighted. Any use requires direct licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
It’s time for the 15th annual Bugtoberfest at Chirco Automotive in Tucson, Arizona – a weekend for the Volkswagen enthusiast. Events start today with bbq’s, car runs and campouts and culminate with a car show on Sunday from 8 AM to 3 PM in the Chirco parking lot at 9101 E. 22nd St. VW enthusiasts love their cars, no […]
No words necessary, as we lift up the memories of the lives lost ten years ago today. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
We are blessed in this country with an expansive footprint. Due to our sheer size the topography includes everything from glacial mountains and timberline, pristine lakes and waterfalls, flat grassy plains, swamplands, arid deserts, to coastal beaches and even tropical islands. It’s summer. Time for the great American vacation adventure on the open road. […]
Independence Day fireworks are never better than when viewed over the water, as I was treated to last night in Lake Tahoe. This photo was done with the camera on a tripod and a remote trigger. Camera was set to ISO 200 with a 4 second exposure at f11. Image copyrighted. Any use requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Today is the first day of summer – officially – but for some of us it’s been hot and summer-like for a while now. Enjoy yourselves as you head out on your family vacations. This photo is from the balcony of the condo I rented at the Sonoran Spa Resort in Rocky Point, Mexico. The lounge chairs seemed […]
It’s time for the 4th Avenue shopping district to block off the street for the Tucson Street Rod Association’s 37th annual car show as part of their yearly “Rodder Days” events. http://www.tucsonstreetrodassociation.com Hundreds of meticulously cared for cars will line a three-quarter mile stretch of street this Saturday – May 7, 2011 from 8 AM until 3 PM. I’ve been to the show for […]
With a sixteen degree overnight low, even running water was frozen in my home of Tucson, Arizona. This is a nine-foot high fountain at Catalina United Methodist Church, which I drove by today on my way to a job. Needless to say, I had to turn around and snap some shots of the fleeting sight. The pigeon perched […]
I’m proud of the vast majority of my fellow citizens who have united their hearts and minds to grieve over the senseless shootings of just three days ago. Tomorrow was supposed to be the first day of classes for the spring semester at the University of Arizona, but that will be delayed until Thursday. Instead, McKale Stadium on campus, […]
It seems to me that most of the people I know either love Halloween (because of the fantasy and fun of dressing up as someone or something else) or they hate and want nothing to do with it (because they perceive it glorifies evil, death and Satan). I’ve met very few people who are neutral on […]
We all live independent lives with schedules, relationships and opinions that are unique to our existence, but when viewed from a bird’s-eye perspective, the bigger picture emerges and it becomes apparent how interconnected, dependent and essentially the same we all are as a community. Image copyrighted. Reproduction and use prohibited without proper licensing from Martha Lochert.
Home Depot: where even the pidgeons go to shop! Reproduction or use of this photograph requires licensing from Martha Lochert.
Have a happy and safe fourth of July as you celebrate our Independence Day and all that makes this country worth preserving. Image copyrighted. Reproduction, copying & file sharing prohibited without proper licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
When was the last time you followed a truck loaded with yuccas? Image copyrighted. Reproduction, file sharing & copying prohibited without licensing.
It’s the first day of summer. Time to pack up the family or friends and head to the beach, the mountains, the national parks or the amusement parks – anywhere to get away and have fun. Leave your cares behind, but please be safe in your travels and enjoy the summer. Image copyrighted. Reproduction and any use prohibited […]
Yeah, baby … it’s 105 degrees and dry as a bone, but seeing a Shamu drive by on a hot Phoenix freeway sure makes a person feel like it’s cooler than that! Kudos to Sea World (www.SeaWorld.com) for such a creative and effective marketing tool. Photo copyright Martha Lochert. Reproduction prohibited without licensing. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com
After dinner this evening we had an uninvited guest. He almost went unnoticed, due to his diminutive stature, but when he started to scurry across the lace centerpiece he caught my eye. Being less than a sixteenth of an inch long and moving quite quickly, it was a challenge to photograph him. This is a less-than-perfect […]