For EMPS this week, Carly asked to see billboards. I haven't been by any good ones lately, but I have a few things in my files that may be of interest. I don't think I've posted any of them before. Well, except for the St. Michael's one, which I've just cropped.
From June - John McCain's billboard turns its back on his past advocacy of immigration reform to pander to the xenophobic right.
From May: Fred and Little Freddie, the two improbably colored winged bison, block part of the Copper Country billboard. I don't think anybody minds.
From January: the new artwork, "Overcome Evil with Good," is blessed and dedicated on the St. Michael's prophetic sign. Does that count as a billboard?
To get anything really interesting and regional, I'd need to drive out of town, north on I-10 West or southeast on I-10 East. This photo dates back to a trip to IKEA outside Phoenix in 2005. Real and fake Indian crafts, olive tasting and a Japanese-American interment camp (exhibit), all at one convenient stop between Tucson and Phoenix!
I had hoped to find you a picture of one of the billboards for THE THING? MYSTERY OF THE DESERT!" east of Tucson, but apparently I've never managed to photograph it at 75 mph.