Archive for April, 2013

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searching for answers

Utah Lake shoreline with mountains in background


City Paint 12.2 – 2020…Perfect Vision – Mural Complete

Wow….I guess it’s been a while since I posted the beginning of this mural in City Paint 12.1 – 2020…Perfect Vision.  I had stopped-by and taken photos of the progress on another four occasions, but had not managed to get it all together in posts to show the work…so here we are, ten months later (Really?!) and I’m just now sharing the end result…and as chance/fate would have it, this mural has already been covered and work is being done on a new one.  Stay tuned….

2020 Mural left panel

The panorama shots that I made didn’t turn-out real well…and my stitching capabilities are nil…so we’re left with three images that I hope you can imagine as an entire mural…looking from the left in the above image…to the middle in the photo below…

2020 Mural center panel

…and to the far right in the next image below…three panels depicting a perfect vision for the future…maybe…hoping that we can see as clearly….?

2020 Mural right panel

I’ve also provided a handful of close-up images to demonstrate the detail…to show the brush-strokes of the spray-painted mural.

2020 Mural focus one

I do know that parts of the mural were, indeed, spray-painted, as I’ve shared in the first post…but, I am not sure if the individual artists who contributed to the greater image used brushes or not.  If you remember the western mural that I shared in City Paint 6.5, you might also recall the images of the artist using an actual brush.

2020 Mural focus two

When sharing other artists’ work in these and other images, I attempt to give credit where it is due.  I do not know all of the artists’ names who participated in creating this huge mural, but I do know that Kier Defstar played a significant role, as I was so informed by the Korner Market staff when I inquired about the 2012 mural in City Paint 3.

2020 Mural focus three

If you look closely at the various images, you will be able to see other names, as well….  I have heard about some of these other artists and have only seen the names of still others of them…but here they are: Brute, Amer, Mark’s Ark, Aloha Family, Marlee, Lost Art, and Sily.  If there are other artists who worked on the mural, I apologize for not naming them…I simply don’t know who they are right now.  With any luck (?), some of the other artists might happen across the images on my blog and let me know that they, too, contributed to the masterpiece…….it’s happened before……

2020 Mural focus four

2020 Mural focus five

I have offered that the Aloha Family is a group of artists, simply because it appears in the below photo that they are…possibly the individual artists’ names are here, too?

2020 Mural focus six

And maybe this is another artist’s signature?

2020 Mural focus seven Samoa

Is the space-ship preparing to kidnap a large cat in the image below?  I’m not sure…but I do love the detail on the woman’s portrait….

2020 Mural focus eight

This is crazy beautiful as you stand next to it on the street and look at it face to face……

2020 Mural focus nine

And finally, what I understand to be the centerpiece of the mural, the exotic woman looking into and maybe even divining the future…she appears to be a mixture of the various phenotypes of our human species…intelligent, strong, beautiful……

2020 Mural woman portrait

Thank you, as always, for visiting…for spending your time with me.  I hope you’ve enjoyed viewing the finished product of the 2020 Perfect Vision mural.  If you’d like to see the other City Paint images of street art and graffiti from around Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, you can scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the “Street Art – Graffiti” category to see all of them.


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on the road

Motorists and cyclists on Cedar Fort Road, Utah County, Utah


Fields of Cedar Valley

From looking at a map of the area, I want to say that the draw (the “V” area just above the fence-posts) is either Pole Canyon or Four Mile Canyon…but I’m not certain…..  This was taken facing north from Cedar Fort Road…out in Utah County…a bit north of Eagle Mountain.

Oquirrh Mountains over Cedar Valley fields


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waiting in line

irrigation equipment with mountain background


it’s not what you look at…

A modern interpretation and expression of: “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau……found at the ruins of the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill just east of Goshen, Utah….

it'snot what you look at


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life is a storm

Derelict pioneer house, Rush Lake, Utah


how to feel small…on horseback….

Another view of Twin Peaks and Bells Canyon from a different perspective…and yes, there are horses with riders…tiny in comparison with the grandness of the mountains…but you can find them about 1/4 of the way up from the bottom…very close to the left edge of the photo….

Wasatch Mountains from Dimple Dell Trail


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purple hills and white mountains

purple fields and white mountains


Slate Gorge on the Provo River

I made this photo in October, 2010 during my first visit to the area…high up in the Uinta Mountains of Summit County, Utah, north and east of the Salt Lake Valley.  This riverbed will soon (?) be under the crush of the raging snow-melt and we’ll have to wait until the late summer and fall to see the slate bottom again…..

Slate Gorge on the Provo River


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lakeside

Reeds and trees lakeside, Utah Lake, Utah County, Utah


A tractor for Timpanogos

There are acres and acres of fields just north of the Cedar Fort road that leads into the Cedar Valley of Utah County and beyond.  A week or so ago, I shared a photo, “farm and mountain panorama,” that had a tractor in a field beneath the snow-covered Oquirrh Mountains, the range that provides the western border for the Salt Lake Valley…and contributes to the north-western border of Cedar Valley.  I returned to the area the following weekend and made some photos while facing the other direction…toward the Wasatch Mountains in general, and toward this mass of rock and earth, specifically, that is known as Mount Timpanogos…a very prominent feature of the eastern skyline for much of Utah County…which is located directly south of the Salt Lake Valley…and Salt Lake County proper.

Tractor in field under Mt Timpanogos, Utah County, Utah


Tintic Standard Reduction Mill

A week or so ago, my second son and I headed out into the beyond…took a tour around Utah Lake…essentially followed in the tire-tracks of  my third son who had made the trip on his bike last summer.  At the southern end of the lake, the road heads back east.  About two and a half miles past the town of Goshen, you can see what appears to be the remains of something on the side of a mountain. Even from a distance, you can also see that it has been frequented by taggers and graffiti artists.  My cycling son had mentioned the ruins after his ride and suggested that we needed to check it out sometime.

Tintic Standard Reduction Mill from afar

After leaving this site and finding a stronger signal for his phone, my second son determined that these were/are the ruins of the Tintic Standard Reduction Mill…an ore processing facility that was built between 1919-1921…and only used for four years…so it has been standing vacant and abandoned since 1925.  For a very brief history of the mill, you can click on the highlighted name to be taken to the Wiki article that provides a bit of information.

Tintic Mill crop zoom

This link to the Historic American Engineering Record provides a more extensive history…and shows us what the ruins looked like back in 1971, after it had been abandoned for 46 years, and before a select demographic of our country decided that they needed to decorate the place with their spray-painted opinions and expressions of art.  The following images represent what the place looks like today…42 years after the essentially “clean” images from 1971…and 88 years after it was abandoned.

Approaching the Tintic Reduction Mill

The entirety of the mill structure spans an elevation equivalent to eight stories of a building and is situated on the side of Warm Springs Mountain, 5,535 ft elev.

Tintic Mill 1

The circular structures are leaching vats where the crushed ore would be chemically processed to remove the silver, copper, lead, and gold.

Tintic Mill 2

Tintic Mill 3

Don’t know enough about it to even guess what the circular things below were/are….

Tintic Mill 4

Under the vats…supports…drains(?)…retention walls….

Tintic Mill 5

The inside of a leaching vat…

Inside a leaching vat, Tintic Reduction Mill

These are the ore bins toward the right of the photo…above the leaching vats.

Tintic Mill 6

A view looking over the ore bins…with my son at the far end.

Tintic Mill 7

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Tintic Mill 8

My son looking into the silver precipitator…the square-shaped structure with the conical (inverted pyramids) chute underneath…situated to the left of the leaching vats in the third photo above.

Tintic Mill  9

If you click on the link for the Historic American Engineering Record, you can see the diagrams that identify the various parts of the mill that I have named in the post…the leaching vats, silver precipitator, ore bins, roaster, etc….

I believe that’s the water tank in the photo below…with Savannah and Shilo painted on it…….and if you look in the very first photo above…and notice the somewhat removed, shadowy structure to the very bottom right, those are the lead precipitate bins…..

Tintic Mill 10

Looking over the ore bins…in the opposite direction.

Tintic Mill 11

The front of the roaster section….

Tintic Mill 12

I believe the space between the large structure on the right side of the image and the broken-through wall (that general area) is where the crusher was located…and the large structure is where the ore was roasted.

Tintic Mill 13

Warm Springs pond/lake below the mill….

Tintic Mill 14

Tintic Mill 15

Looking over the roaster, ore bins, silver precipitator, and leaching vats….

Tintic Mill 16

The below image is from the highest, developed area of the mill…where I was standing on the remaining foundation of what I believe you can see in the very top left corner of the last image of the post.

Tintic Mill 17

The Tintic Standard Reduction Mill before its decline….

Tintic Standard Reduction Mill Utah State Historical Society Digital Image - Copyright 2002

Hmm…so this post was quite a bit longer than my normal fare…but I hope you enjoyed it anyway…..

As always, thank you for being here.


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Cedar Fort fields and mountains in black and white

Cedar Fort mountain vista in black and white


Bridge over the Jordan River

This is a rather mid-town view of another bridge that goes over the Jordan River…the waterway that spans the entire Salt Lake Valley…coming north from Utah Lake in Utah County, by Provo and Orem…slicing through the more than fifty miles of its course and emptying into the Great Salt Lake at the far northwestern end of the city.  I’ve mentioned before that there is a walkway that parallels the river for much of the way…a nice inner-city refuge for the individual seeking some quiet time closer to nature, but not away and out in the mountains.  There is a golf course off to the left and neighborhoods to the right and directly ahead in the image.  If you like photos of bridges, you can go to the bottom of the page and click on the Categories widget and find the selection for Bridges…which will provide a rolling page of all the posts I’ve provided over the years that contain bridges….

Bridge over the Jordan River, Utah


bird on a…line….

she sang and sang…and the quiet was sad without her….

bird on a line with mountain in background


the past and passing

abandoned rail-line, Tintic Standard Reduction Mill, Goshen, Utah


when I see them…

When my family and I moved to Salt Lake City, Utah, a couple of years ago, a new dimension was added to our lives.  My third son was introduced to and became near obsessed with road cycling….  It became his thing, his activity, part of his daily life…riding hundreds of miles each week, up and down the hills and into the mountain canyons that surround the Salt Lake Valley.

Utah road-cyclists and mountains 1

My son and his little family have since moved back to Arizona…and he has spent the last few months getting used to riding the desert roads and highways that criss-cross the greater Phoenix area, the Valley of the Sun….

Utah road-cyclists and mountains 2

While I was never inconsiderate or discourteous to cyclists when I encountered them on the roadways wherever I have lived, I became even more aware of their very pronounced presence in the Salt Lake area…cyclists are absolutely everywhere around here…and my son was one of them.

Utah road-cyclists and mountains 3

While he no longer lives here, I can’t help but think of my son when I see cyclists out on the road…can’t help but recall his recounting of rides that he took out into the countryside that surrounds the greater Salt Lake area…greening fields in the springtime with snow-covered mountains in the background…that solitary rider out there racing against himself and the wind and the angle of the roadway…that joy in his beating heart…riding…riding…..

solitary Utah road-cyclist and mountains


portrait of a horse

You might remember her from an earlier post…part of her, anyway….

portrait of a horse


East toward the Wasatch….

Another image for Gunta…situated near Eagle Mountain, Utah…west of Lehi and Provo…looking east toward the Wasatch Mountains….

East toward the Wasatch from Eagle Mountain, Utah


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…but not lonely

solitary pine on snowy hilltop


farm and mountain panorama

I went exploring this past Saturday and ended-up a bit south and west of the Salt Lake Valley…found myself in the farm country near a development called, “Eagle Mountain.”  This is actually in Utah County, directly west of Lehi…which is just west of the greater Provo/Orem area.  The notion of vast wheat fields nestled up against snow-covered mountains is one that is still new to me…but I find that it provides a very compelling image, too.

Eagle Mountain farm and mountain panorama