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#1 TexasStar

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:04 PM

Pioneer Park and Cemetery in Downtown Dallas

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#2 seurto

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:56 AM

WOW!! Great pix!!

I love the cattle drive sculture !!!!!! That is wonderful. And the shots you got were absolutely outstanding.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 11:30 AM

I LOVE the cattle drive sculpture, but think it is misplaced. Maybe Big D would trade us the cattle sculpture for Briefcase Man---it would seem a better fit for both cities.

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 12:00 PM

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trade us the cattle sculpture for Briefcase Man
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Great pictures... beautiful work!

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 08:28 PM

QUOTE(redhead @ Jan 16 2006, 11:30 AM) View Post

I LOVE the cattle drive sculpture, but think it is misplaced. Maybe Big D would trade us the cattle sculpture for Briefcase Man---it would seem a better fit for both cities.


Nah, Big D still a Texas city that needs a little more western themed sculptures. Besides we got way more than our share of cowboy stuff hereas it is. glare.gif

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 09:51 PM

maybe so...but you know the old joke about how to tell the REAL cowboy from the urban variety??? Depends on which side of the boot the S**T is found!!!

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:49 PM

old joke, but still funny!

I heard it as the difference between midwest farmer's boots and Texas cowboy boots, and which side the BS is on... but still a great one. (Seems like I was in Ohio or somewhere like that at the time)

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Posted 16 January 2006 - 10:57 PM

Your pictures of the sculptures are very nice.

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Posted 17 January 2006 - 12:27 AM

Very NICELY DETAILED pic's! How does one get there from FW?


Where there any cemetary statues of a person on horseback with one horse leg up or two? Just curious. It means something (VERY IMPORTANT) that of which I have kinda forgotten. Maybe somebody can help me on this one here.
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Posted 17 January 2006 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE(safly @ Jan 17 2006, 02:27 AM) View Post

Very NICELY DETAILED pic's! How does one get there from FW?


Where there any cemetary statues of a person on horseback with one horse leg up or two? Just curious. It means something (VERY IMPORTANT) that of which I have kinda forgotten. Maybe somebody can help me on this one here.


Safly, I just read something about that not too long ago. Let's see if I get it right. If the horse has one leg up, the person was wounded in battle and died later; if both legs are up, the person was killed in battle, and if the horse is on all fours, the person just died. I believe that's right.

As morbid as it seems, I love going through cemeteries and reading about people. I'm fascinated by the funerary symbolism, especially prominent in Victorian times. If anyone ever wants to start a cemetery tour group around the state, I'm all for it......we can bring our wine, too! smilewinkgrin.gif

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 02:04 PM

Thanks for the "honor in battle" information.

About the wine and cemetery activity.

Yeah.

That sounds a weeeee bit CULTISH! devil.gif biggrin.gif
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Posted 18 January 2006 - 08:54 PM

"sippin' with the headstones"
(to the tune of "Rollin' with My Homies" - Coolio)

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Posted 18 January 2006 - 09:31 PM

That's Wiggidy Wiggidy Wiggidy WHACK!
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