But there are some things in Phoenix that don't change. When I get a photo that shows the mountains surrounding the valley, I can usually match it up. For some reason I call the profile of mountains *teeth marks*. And the the view of mountains changes based on its angle. So, if a photo, for example, shows the distinctive *U* shape that I've been used to seeing when I head west on Peoria Avenue and look at the White Tanks, I know where the photo was taken from. Yeah, the mountains don't change.
|Looking east towards Camelback Mountain at the Arizona Canal,|
32nd Street and Stanford.
And what I find particularly funny, although it makes sense, is that the fire hydrants are in the same place. The buildings may all change, but fire hydrants stay put. After all, underground water lines aren't easy to move, and there really is no reason to move them. The actual fire hydrant there in the 1901 photo at 1st Avenue and Washington is, of course, different from the one that is there now, but it's in the same place.
Phoenix changes all of the time. But if you just squint your eyes and see nothing but mountains and canals, it really hasn't changed all that much. Not even the fire hydrants.