Desiree and Stephen: Phoenix Arizona Wedding Photographer
Phoenix Arizona Wedding Photographer: Desiree and Stephen. It was such a pleasure meeting and photographing these two lovebirds during their recent engagement session in Tucson’s Barrio Viejo. Our session was full of laughter and love – congratulations to you both!
Desiree and Stephen: Tucson Arizona Wedding Photographer: The Sun Rising…
Barrio Viejo: The Location
Barrio Viejo, the old neighborhood, and mainly consists of Tucson’s 19th century homes and commercial buildings. In the 1960’s & ’70’s, much of the old neighborhood was bulldozed to make way for urban redevelopment, including the Tucson Convention Center. And today, most Tucsonans would be happy to bulldoze the Convention Center if it would bring back the heritage that was lost.
In the 1880’s & ’90’s, this was home to a culturally diverse community of working class people from America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Many worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad. The arrival of the SP in 1880 changed Tucson from a hopelessly impoverished, and dusty little Mexican village in the middle of nowhere to a growing Southwestern city of seemingly limitless opportunity.
Barrio Viejo is located just south of the Convention Center. If you go (and you should), take your camera. The images we share here are but a small representation of the old architectural styles that are now preserved by private individuals and families.
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