Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Around Bisbee, Arizona


Bisbee is always such a nice surprise. After driving through the desert, you follow the road up over some mountains and there--you are in a place quite different than what you have been seeing. There's a canyon, and beautiful trees, and little houses perched on the sides of hills and reachable by lots and lots of stairs. There are pots of bright flowers everywhere.


The people look a little quirky, their clothes seem a little brighter and more artistic, and the shops are brightly painted without and full of lovely handcrafted things within. 


It's a nice place to walk your dog. There are doggy pickup bags stationed here and there, and thoughtful storekeepers put bowls of fresh water outside their doors.


 You get the sense that the people of Bisbee have a sense of humor that makes them ready to smile. 

The signs on the little cars read: Easy Financing and No Haggling

9 comments:

Jean (aka Auntie Bucksnort) said...

Thank you for the wonderful photos of Bisbee. Having been there (with you and Bill) a few years ago, I'd totally forgotten what a cool place it is.

Beth said...

Bisbee looks like such a charming place. I especially like that it seems to have no cars! It almost looks like a Hollywood set.

clairz said...

Buck, it reminded us of parts of Marin County (always our gold standard).

Beth, these photos were taken early on a Sunday morning. We assume the local population was recovering from yet another wild Saturday night along Brewery Gulch, once "the wildest spot between El Paso, Texas and San Francisco..."

EG Wow said...

This looks like a place I would truly enjoy looking around. Thanks for the taste of Bisbee.

Joyful said...

It looks like a great place to poke around in and so colourful too!

becky said...

Looks like a neat place to stop. From the photos it reminds me of Jerome- though I have not been there in years.

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

We visited about 5 years ago when were were house sitting for friends in Benson, AZ. We drove in in search of some letterboxes and had fun exploring. We ended up staying there until late at night. We met with the Bee Man, bought delicious honey, explored the mining museum and then we ate dinner in the historic restaurant across the street, and then watched a wonderful, free Shakespeare play outside beneath the stars on the side of a cliff. I was enchanted! Ask my kids...I was even considering moving there one day.
Love Bisbee!

~Lisa

JC said...

Looks like a cute little town.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

This is just so...so...well, WEST! Great post, just what I love to read. AND...the header photo is just the best, and perfect for your blog!