Palm Springs Architecture

The Architectural Icons Walking Tour began with a stop at this large stone mural to hear about the history of Palm Springs.

We then visited a few iconic buildings in downtown, and the tour ended at the Architecture and Design Center. Our small tour group was friendly, our guide was knowledgeable, and we learned quite a bit about local design history.

Palm Springs architecture

Palm Springs architecture

We’ve also been walking around the neighborhoods quite a bit looking at the cool houses. (Ok, Kenan is walking for exercise, I am the one looking for the Desert Modern houses!)

Palm Springs

Palm Springs Desert Modern houses

Palm Springs Desert Modern houses

Palm Springs Desert Modern houses

Palm Springs Desert Modern houses

Palm Springs Desert Modern houses

Did you notice that none of these homes has a front lawn full of grass? Most front “lawns” around here are actually full of gravel, with lots of palm trees and cactus plants adding the greenery.

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