Palm Springs, Cal­i­for­nia, US

Gourmet Traveller (Australia) - - News - TOM FER­GU­SON, PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

“Up to 100,000 fans de­scend on Palm Springs ev­ery Fe­bru­ary for Mod­ernism Week, when the city’s Mid-cen­tury architecture and de­sign are ad­mired and

dis­cussed. As both an ar­chi­tect and a pho­tog­ra­pher, this shot en­cap­su­lates the week for me.

“In the back­ground is the San Jac­into moun­tain range, and on ap­proach is a Rolls-Royce, evoca­tive of the glam­our of Palm Springs in the mid-20th cen­tury, when it was a play­ground for the rich and fa­mous. It’s shot in the Canyon View Es­tates, built in 1962 and pro­moted at the time as ‘Pres­tige homes for peo­ple of pres­tige, who ap­pre­ci­ate the very best… for those that en­joy care­free, gra­cious liv­ing among gra­cious friends.’

“There are prob­a­bly 10 of these open-top buses cruis­ing around the city’s ar­chi­tec­tural high­lights dur­ing Mod­ernism Week. As is so of­ten the case as a pho­tog­ra­pher, I’m ob­serv­ing the ob­servers.”

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