by Joe January. 25, 2012 2479 views

The Carefree Sundial, in Carefree, Arizona, is the "third largest sundial in the Western Hemisphere.

It was designed by architect Joe Wong and solar engineer John I. Yellott.

It was erected in the Sundial Circle plaza in 1959.

The sundial is made from a steel frame and covered in anodized copper. It measures 90 feet in diameter.

The metal gnomon, the shadow-casting portion of the dial, stands 35 feet above the plaza and extends 62 feet.

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Jacki 5 years, 7 months ago

Nice to see the Saguaro cactus... we don't have them here and I really like the way they look. You could do a Saguaro series showing the different shapes. 8^)

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Arie 5 years, 7 months ago

Very interesting post.
Thanks for sharing :-)

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Leslie D 5 years, 7 months ago

I've got the time if you've got the beer! *groan*
Another fascinating place you're showing us. It's hard to fathom the sheer size of this gigantic watch!
The landscaping is nice too.

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Brenda Nelson 5 years, 7 months ago

I like #3 a lot, and #5 looks like part of a spaceship! Sure you weren't near Roswell?

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Juhász Imre 5 years, 7 months ago

Interesting set and description, very nice shots!

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Olga Helys 5 years, 7 months ago

Great lighting
Great mood
Beautiful places anf informations

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Dunja 5 years, 7 months ago

Superb and creative set! Thanks for sharing!!!:)))

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Sara G 5 years, 7 months ago

How interesting! Your shots covered it well.

5 years, 7 months ago Edited
Jerzeexposures 5 years, 8 months ago

Very "timely" set!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Larry Nelson 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow! How detail-specific to adjust the actual time to Mountain Standard Time!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 5 years, 8 months ago

Fantastic so suiting to the sourrounding cactii.
I would think children would be tempted to climb up and slide down though!!!!! LOL

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Paolo Martini 5 years, 8 months ago

It's very interesting
thank you my friend ......!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Evalizette Hansson Nordstrã¶M 5 years, 8 months ago

A great sundial :))

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Giancarlo Fosci 5 years, 8 months ago

interesting post!

5 years, 8 months ago Edited
Josy 5 years, 8 months ago

Wooow ! This sundial is incredibly impressive

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