Dallas

Dallas is an interesting city of contrasts – at least the tiny little corner I managed to see on this trip. We ate dinner on an outdoor patio overlooking a small park … in the middle of a freeway. Strange as this sounds, it actually worked. And then there is the architecture. The buildings downtown are illuminated with lights, built into the building facade, creating an effect that is far more interesting than the pattern of windows typical of modern office buildings.

img_8929

In some cases, the building design is almost reminiscent of the orient, evoking images of buildings within buildings.

img_9054

The contrasting styles can be almost jarring at times, and yet somehow it works, with buildings, reflections, and contrasting styles competing for attention.

img_8942

Sometimes the modern buildings dominate, while other times, the light can highlight the traditional buildings, in spite of everything around them.

img_9048

At other times, simple modern towers can create a striking image.

img_9045

This was the view from the sculpture garden, hidden in the middle of the city. It is well worth a visit, especially on a warm November afternoon. Here is a sampling of the sculptures on display.

img_8954

img_8955

img_8957

img_8966

img_8969

It was definitely an oasis in the middle of the city.

img_8959

Two final sculptures. The first was an everyday object, but oversized to disrupt the sense of the ordinary. Unfortunately, timing is everything. When the sculpture was created in 1976, typewriter erasers were instantly recognized by most viewers. Not so today.

img_8996

And perhaps my favorite – for no particular reason – the “quantum cloud”.

img_8992

And finally, another shot of the super moon.

img_8937-2

 

About If It Was Today

Eat, Drink, Travel, Write...
This entry was posted in Photography, Travel and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s