[Author’s edit: Check the bottom of this post for a link to my photos.]
Today was just a great day to be alive and in downtown Phoenix. The weather was finally beautiful after an endless summer in the desert!
And this morning was also Park(ing) Day 2011, an annual event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into “PARK(ing)” spaces: temporary public places. It forces us to consider public policy and what type of parking is more appropriate in an urban environment: car parking or people parking?
This year, my friend Donna Reiner and I set up and played some piano duets, ranging from absolute beginner to Clementi, Mozart, Diabelli, and Fauré. Even at sight-reading, I thought we were pretty good.
Anyway, some pictures and videos (with more being uploaded throughout the day…check back tonight for more):
Edit, 9:45pm: All of my photos from the day are on my Park(ing) Day 2011 set on Flickr.