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Seattle Solo Vacation 2017

This fall, I took a week-long solo trip to Seattle, mostly to try the many coffee shops there and just explore the area. After taking over 2,000 photos, I’ve culled it down to 140...

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The Odd History of the JB Bridge

Every month or two, I have a dream about the JB Bridge. I’m not sure what it is about this bridge that’s stuck with me over the years. In many ways, the Jefferson Barracks...

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The Beauty of Old Charleston Houses

Charleston, South Carolina is one of the oldest cities in the US. While it has its share of suburban sprawl like any other American city, the core of Charleston still has a lot of...

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Denton Square at Dusk

While I’ve lived in Dallas for almost a decade, I’ve only been to Denton on a handful of occasions. Denton is a medium-sized city an hour north of Dallas and Fort Worth. It’s a...

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Charleston Churches and Cemeteries

Charleston, South Carolina is nicknamed the “Holy City”. Unlike other Holy Cities like Jerusalem, Rome or Mecca, it’s not the center of a great religion and/or a place of pilgrimage. Rather, Charleston is called...

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Architectural Detail and 3D Printing

Why doesn’t my local grocery store look like the Cathedral of Notre Dame? Or the Sagrada Familia? It sounds like a silly question. The great cathedrals of Europe took centuries to construct and untold...

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The Ups and Downs of Teardown Houses

Real estate is expensive in Dallas, so the trend is to replace small old houses with bigger, newer ones. These teardown houses are a controversial subject in the Metroplex. From a preservationist standpoint, they...

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The Charities of Swiss Avenue

Like many large cities, Dallas has unofficial districts for different industries. For example, there is a large cluster of interior decorating firms in the Design District. There’s also a mother lode of car dealerships...

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The Architecture of UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, or UT Dallas, is a college located in Richardson, Texas, several miles north of Dallas proper. (Why they don’t call it UT Richardson is a mystery to me....

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The Dallas Arts District

The Dallas Arts District is a small area on the northeast corner of Downtown Dallas. Though it was first envisioned in the late 1970s, most of the buildings have been erected in the last...