The Leaning Tower of Dallas is coming down my noon today. The tower has become a temporary monument in Dallas after a failed building implosion. I had to grab a shot or two like many other people in the area.
I will have twelve of my photos on display at Methodist Richardson Medical Center Community Art Wall over the next several weeks. I am both excited and a little nervous.
Thanks to our friends Cheryl-Ann!
At the same car wash, I saw some mud boots. One pair on the driveway and this pair next to the Smokeless cigarettes.
I did also see a hoodie, down the way too. I didn’t know what was next, so I decided to turn around!
Photographed: Pleasanton, Texas 2020.02.08
The mystery of fog.
Even though I stand on my driveway most every day and know what is there, the fog adds a little suspicion.
Today was an exceptionally foggy day, especially for Texas. The weather man said some places had zero miles visibility. I could’t help but grab my camera. Even though I could hear people, I couldn’t see anyone. I could barely make out the trees.
Those trees are about the length of a football from the end of our driveway.
Photographed Plano, Texas 2020-01-27
Well, another landmark(kinda) bites the dust.
One of my favorite Mexican Food places is being demolished. The formerly known as Mex-I-Go/Don Pepe’s Rancho Mexican Cafe is being torn down to make way for a Chick-fil-a.
It’s sad to see it go, but they are moving a little further down the street and plans to open at the end of January.
Photographed 2020-01-18 Richardson, TX
It will be another mile for us to drive. Hmmm, another mile. It is good food though!!
In downtown Plano, the Christmas tree was still full of lights and bows. Instead of the normal shot, I tried to zoom and capture with slower shutter to create sort of an abstract.
It would have been better if I had my tripod, but I think it worked OK.
Wonder what Santa would think?
My Wife and I have our Wedding Anniversary five days before Christmas, thanks to me (long story!). This year we went to Las Vegas.
Neither one of us came back with a lot of money, but it was nice to get away for a few days.
I found one of the Free things to do while there. Ethel M’s Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden. Over a million lights on Cactus. Although it sounds different, it was actually very nice, AND they had really good hot chocolate!
Merry Christmas everyone.
Photographed: Henderson, NV 2019.12.21
Collin Creek mall is well underway of being demolished to make room for the new facility.
It’s interesting, for me anyway, to watch the heavy machinery knock this building down. With the precision of a very large human hand, the operators can separate the tin from the re-bar and concrete and place in individual piles.
I will be back next weekend to see how much more is knocked down. At some point I may post a photo time-laps.
Photographed: Plano, Texas 2019.10.11
Another shot from inside Collin Creek Mall. The escalators were still operating for some reason. Of course I rode up and down a few times.
I guess they left them running to make it easier for photographers to navigate the empty mall.
We went back a day or so later and they were still running. Even Adalyn had to ride at least once!
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.07.26
This is the side of what used to be Macy’s at Collin Creek mall. The Mosaic will be torn down just like these symmetrical columns.
I will be going by again several times in the next few days as the demolition is already started.
Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.07.26