Sunday, April 30, 2006

Reflections of a Downtown Building

When I took this shot I didn't know the detail that I would get in the reflection of this downtown office tower. The different colors of glass reflect the lazy spring day behind it.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Old Time Theatre

In downtown Dallas there is still an operating theatre named The Majestic. I took this picture in a Sepia format to bring back the feel of an old time photo.

Friday, April 28, 2006

Colored Windows

I was walking down a side street in the city and came upon these very colorful set of windows. I wonder what it would look like inside when direct sunlight shines through?

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Cement Bears!!!!!

In a manicured park in Dallas you will find these donated bear sculptures. Very cute!!!! When walking by them you wonder why they are there but in any case they bring a smile to your face.

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Small Man - Large Door

I found this wall painting very interesting as I was walking through downtown the other day. There is a small man painted outside of a music club entrance. It makes you feel like a GIANT!!!!

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Barbed Wire

I focused on a single link of barbed wire for today's shot. I thought that the depth and single focus of the 1 link showed how dangerous this stuff can be!!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

Spanish Steps

These Mexican tiles lead up to a small restaurant in Dallas. I love the colors and repetitive nature of these squares.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Spring Bloom

Spring is in full bloom with the flowers and cactus here in Texas. Dallas does not have many cactus plants, that is usually reserved for more West Texas towns but if you look close enough you can find a few here or there!!!!

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Ready for Landing

This is one of many planes that land at the busy DFW Airport daily. This is an American Airlines Super 80 aircraft coming in from somewhere around the US.

Friday, April 21, 2006

John F Kennedy

On November 22, 1963 John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated on Elm Street in downtown Dallas. Pictured above is the monument explaining the shooting, the exact spot where JFK was shot and the building from where the alleged shots came from.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Riding the Tracks

The Santa Fe Railroad company owns this right of way that runs through a stretch of North Dallas. Responsible for moving cargo instead of people these tracks keep America's commerce running smoothly.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fire Escape?

A back stairway of an old Bank building in downtown Dallas. The building is now vacant of tenants but has yet to be demolished. Not sure I would want to have to take this exit in case of a fire!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Adolphus Hotel

Located at the corner of Commerce and Akard Streets in downtown Dallas this cast stone facade sits on the Grand Dame hotel "The Adolphus". The Adolphus is known for its 5 star accommodations and dining.

Monday, April 17, 2006


Texas is known for its Long Horn Cows not to mention its world renowned BEEF. I hope that these particular cows are not on the food chain path but simply in this field for show!!!!

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Night Driving

Taken while driving down Interstate 35 at night. No matter where you are on the numerous Highways in the DFW area you begin to feel that the landscape is always the same. Road signs, hotels, restaurants and gas stations dot the borders of these people movers. One thing to remember about Dallas, you need to get off of the main arteries of the city to get the real essence and beauty of the area.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Walking to the Sky

This is one of the most interesting statues I have ever seen. This is part of the Nasher Sculpture Garden in downtown Dallas and is visible on the Northwest side of town. Jonathan Borofsky is the creating artist and the official name of this piece is “Walking to the Sky”. Do not miss this museum while in Dallas.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Good Friday

To commemorate Good Friday, today’s post is a picture of the downtown St. Jude Chapel. This Chapel is located in the middle of the bustling city and provides daily masses to all. The most pronounced feature of the chapel is the beautiful bright mosaic entry that contrasts the duller colors of the city.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Highland Park

Did you know that Beverly Hills has a sister? Wilbur David Cook, the landscape designer who planned Beverly Hills, California, designed its layout in 1906. HP is four miles north of downtown Dallas and is home to the wealthiest and most elite Texans. Originally, twenty percent of the area was to be devoted to parks, and the lakes, ponds, bridges and tall oak trees make this the most desired neighborhood in the metroplex…

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Funky Side of Big D

Body Piercing!!! Not for me but in the Deep Ellum neighborhood located just North East of dowtown Dallas there's anything from Biker/ Heavy Metal bars to Tattoo and Piercing parlors. Though Deep Ellum has had some issues the past few years it is still an interesting place to visit while in the area.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Steel and Glass

A picture of downtown Dallas with the I.M. Pei designed building in the foreground with the Bank of America building in the middle and Reunion Ball in the distance. A bit cloudy today but should warm up nicely!!!!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Dallas Suburb Neighborhood

This is my first posting from the Dallas Ft. Worth area. This is Castle Hills- a "master planned" community 15 miles north of town. Pretty swanky for a King Arthur themed neighborhood. This is a picture of Lake Avalon on the golf course with a wooden fishing bridge that kids actually fish off! So much for Playstation....