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#97622 Austin-based Snap Kitchen coming to DFW...

Posted by dangr.dave on 09 June 2016 - 08:07 AM


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#97609 A redone Henderson, Lancaster and I30 interchange.

Posted by dangr.dave on 08 June 2016 - 11:00 AM

Not all of the 20 acres of land are taken up, Austin.  Someone had the foresight and brilliance to erect a monument/marker out there in the weeds.  The monument/marker looks pretty shiny and there may or may not be a cow engraved on it...I've never visited it though since it is inaccessible to anyone but the transients who walk through the field.  The easiest way to visit the monument would be to sprint across Lancaster Avenue, Frogger-like, get muddy shoes, chigger bites (bonus points for a snake bite), and then get hit by a car on your way back across Lancasater.  Easy money.

#97579 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by dangr.dave on 03 June 2016 - 05:48 PM

Burnett Plaza:

27372067341_cca0afc7d4_z.jpgLarger than life by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#97523 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by dangr.dave on 27 May 2016 - 09:52 PM

Montgomery Plaza last Friday:


26903226560_f1cf2427a3_c.jpgMontgomery Plaza by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#97041 The Photo Challenge

Posted by dangr.dave on 22 April 2016 - 08:50 AM

Five months on, I'll add a photo of the exterior of the Ashton Depot. 


14801687958_0554834c40_z.jpgWaiting on that train by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#97040 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by dangr.dave on 22 April 2016 - 08:41 AM

A couple of recent shots:  Sunrise over the Omni and a couple of the Marty Leonard.


26222870652_0112d9e9ce_z.jpgFriday sunrise by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


25783860853_478033e2bd_z.jpgSome other place by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


26075072922_ccb0d4896a_z.jpgLooking up by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#97016 Main Street Arts Festival (2012)

Posted by dangr.dave on 20 April 2016 - 07:01 AM

If anyone is interested, here is a link to my album of photos from this year's Main Street Arts Fest: https://www.flickr.c...157667050054261

#96888 Project Sundance

Posted by dangr.dave on 08 April 2016 - 07:33 AM

25695163554_3b66a3f2e2_c.jpgH&M Sundance Square grand opening by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#96834 Berry Theater

Posted by dangr.dave on 05 April 2016 - 06:19 AM

25528452863_a267998d21_c.jpgA Berry good day by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#96747 Public art installations for highway underpasses

Posted by dangr.dave on 31 March 2016 - 12:15 PM

I think the tunnels could use some new lighting for sure, but I also think they should get a treatment similar to what Deep Ellum did with its 42 murals project, which allowed independent local artists to propose designs, be selected, and then have at a wall with their paintbrushes...thus showcasing a lot of the best local free art.  I'd give however many local artists that can propose a quality design for a mural 20 or 30 feet of wall in the tunnels and then, when they are done, close off the tunnels for a day while local bands and food trucks set up and everyone brings craft beer and has a huge free party.


Unfortunately, if art does go into the tunnels, there will probably be a commission that does a $300k feasibility study, before issuing a nationwide call to artists that results, sometime in 2017, in the selection of something boring and totally not "Fort Worth" from some guy out of New Mexico or Oregon, which will cost $2.5 million and 2 years to realize (before the $1 million 6-month change order to incorporate the rhinestone embellishments), followed by a $50 per person artist meet-and-greet that you won't be able to afford and which you will only see when that one guy takes a hundred photos of it and posts it to Facebook (photos to include only men in tuxedos and power suits, women in miniskirts, some old rich-looking ladies in ball gowns and the artist who will be wearing white pants, mandals, a large shirt unbuttoned to his navel with freshly shorn chest, gold chains, a fedora, pony tail, aviation sunglasses and waxed mustache and soul patch).

#93439 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by dangr.dave on 11 September 2015 - 09:56 AM

Some recent-ish photos that I took around town:


Swift ruins:

21182033221_c84005d9a1_z.jpgCity of abandonment by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


The Omni Hotel on a cloudy day:

21130087471_159a2596cb_z.jpgOmni clouded by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


AT&T and City Hall on a cloudy day:

20921206410_5899769ec3_z.jpgOh cloudy day by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


Billy Bob's:

20894997368_a810508ea6_z.jpgBilly Bob's Texas by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


Thannisch Block:

20896076639_5e7ab0b1a6_z.jpgThannisch Block by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#93438 Wichita Falls Then and Now.

Posted by dangr.dave on 11 September 2015 - 09:49 AM

Some photos of a recent trip to Wichita Falls that I took:


An abandoned building:

21147947425_d798b6fd4b_z.jpgAll cleaned out by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


The Hamilton Building:

20975094488_dea7bbd692_z.jpgIndian heads by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


The Holt Hotel:

21131751140_8f17474906_z.jpgTo have and to Holt by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


Bel-Air Hotel neon sign:

20960015798_c8d9d8cff8_z.jpgBel-air Hotel by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


DDD Motel neon sign:

20974868420_c99d1f56d3_z.jpgDDD Motel by Dave Matthews, on Flickr


YMCA neon sign:

21188052425_4e08eab490_z.jpgHave a great stay by Dave Matthews, on Flickr

#93387 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by dangr.dave on 09 September 2015 - 08:43 AM

Similar to the FW Zoo logo.  Lion, elephant...same difference....only the elephant is more polished and the cow looks like it was drawn on an Etcha-Sketch or MS Paint.  I would have liked to have seen something more original than people using a "W" to make feet again.  Just my two cents.

#93101 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by dangr.dave on 26 August 2015 - 07:22 AM

Looks like a millicow...the unholy and forbidden genetic mixture of a millipede and a cow (I'm pitching this concept to the SciFi channel).  I foresee pairs of old shoes tied together at the laces and thrown onto the horns in honor of special occasions like graduations.  If we are looking for cow concept art, I recommend they put, at the entrance to a tunnel, something that looks like a giant Cadillac hood with gigantic horns, which could shoot fireworks and scare drivers whenever the Rangers or Cats hit a homerun.  Or, someone could do a Cadillac Ranch type thing with some giant cows buried face-first or bottom-first, sticking out of the dirt.

#92644 New 7th Street Bridge

Posted by dangr.dave on 30 July 2015 - 07:18 AM

I was going to suggest making the arches chrome, but that might blind some drivers and lead to major wrecks.  I actually like the concrete and would hate to see it painted.  Color changing lights would be cool.