End of an Era – 4

Collin Creek Mall is being demolished and investors are making way for a new mixed-use facility.

With fences all the way around, I have to find some higher ground to get the camera over them to see what is behind. Heavy machinery and piles of scrap lay around on the east side where the demolition is underway.

Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.09.26

It looks like they may have attempted to save some of the Mosaic that was on Macy’s.

Maybe this is what is meant by an “Open Air” Mall.

Photographed: Plano, TX 2019.10.12

End of an Era – 3

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

End of an Era

Collin Creek Mall is a few miles from our house and was built in 1981. After 38 years of serving Plano, the decision was made by investors to demolish and build a new state of the art multi-purpose venue.

Of course this make photographers happy with all kinds of opportunities. The mall was open to the public for several days prior to closing for good back in July, so of course, I had to go in a few times. I will share in the next few posts.

There were a few people in the middle of the mall cleaning and preparing for a closing festival.

When was the last time you were in a mall and only saw one person?

And look who else!
Zebadiah, Adriana and Adalynn had to see this for themselves too.

Photographed: Collin Creek Mall, Plano, TX 2019.07.26

Forgotten Photo, Almost

While browsing through the thousands of photographs on my computer, I came across this (and several more) I almost forgot about.

Most every year, when I was growing up, our family vacations ended up here. The Texas Cowboy Reunion in Stamford, Texas. My dad loved his horses and rodeo.

My Mothers family lived 10 miles to the north in Haskell, Texas and many of my Fathers relatives lived in Stamford. We always had a good time with family and friends.

Several years ago while visiting my Dad, we stopped by. The main gate was locked but a gate in the back was open.

This place was a lot bigger when I was a kid!

Photographed: Texas Cowboy Reunion Stamford, Texas 2007.08.25

A sign of the Times

Earlier in the spring we took a quick trip to East Texas. Coming back home we crossed Lake Tawakoni.

Before we crossed there was a little park, but coming out on the road I couldn’t pass up this shot.

Its a good thing they put this bridge here. Where else would they put all those signs?

Also, does the water curve underneath a bridge or is this an optical illusion?