Tagged: Texas

Dallas Postcard 5

A Dallas Postcard

I love the old postcards where the letters are filled with local landmarks. A few months ago, I created one for Springfield, Illinois. Ever since then, I’ve wanted to create one for my adopted...

Reunion Tower 2

Meditations on Reunion Tower

Every great city needs a landmark, like the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Space Needle or the Gateway Arch. All of these monuments evoke their host cities in any context. Here in...

A Sunny Day in Klyde Warren Park 3

A Sunny Day in Klyde Warren Park

Dallas has a new park. Built atop the Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Downtown Dallas, the Klyde Warren Park is the city’s latest attraction. I went down there early on a beautiful Saturday morning to...

Needs Moar Franziskaner 2

Tales of Addison Oktoberfest

Every year, my friends and I go to the Oktoberfest in Addison, Texas. Addison is a suburb north of Dallas that contains a gazillion bars and restaurants. Addison Oktoberfest is big, taking up almost...

Hipster Big Tex 4

5 Replacements for Big Tex

The State Fair of Texas is a big deal here in Dallas, and it all revolves around one campy statue. Big Tex is a 52-foot-tall cowboy in the middle of the park who greets...

Dallas Logo with Question Mark 13

Dallas: An Improbable City

Dallas is an improbable city. In many ways it seems to have sprung up by accident. No Navigable River Unlike most major cities, Dallas does not have a navigable river. The Trinity River is...

Scarborough Faire Angry Lady 4

Scarborough Faire 2012 Photos

Scarborough Faire is an annual Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, Texas, an hour south of Dallas. My friends and I went back in 2011 and had a blast, so when the 2012 festival rolled around,...

Deep Ellum sign 9

The Signs and Murals of Deep Ellum

One day in late spring, just before the weather got hot here in Dallas, I took my camera down to Deep Ellum. This is a hippie/artsy neighborhood just east of downtown. It’s seen the...

Texas: Established 1836 14

Texas: A Whole Nother Country

I’ve been living in Texas for over five years now, and it’s an interesting place to live. I never planned on living here this long, but at least for the foreseeable future, I don’t...

Scarborough Faire Jousting 1 3

Are You Going to Scarborough Faire?

Last year I went to Scarborough Faire in Waxahachie, Texas. It was my first time at a Renaissance Faire, and I loved it. It was a perfect day for taking photos: sunny, but not...