Dallas, Texas - March 2000
Downtown Dallas is glass and class. I loved seeing that huge
glass complex they used to show on TV with all the reflections in it.
I photographed it and when all the photos accompanying these travels become
web pages (yes, I'm going to get it done) you can see it too!
The huge concrete JFK Memorial is aptly dubbed
“the empty tomb.” The concrete enclosure without a roof is designed
to be a place of meditation. Just a block away is Deely Plaza and
the former Texas Book Depository from which Oswald
fired the assassination shots. The Sixth Floor is a multimedia memorial
to JFK’s life and death, centering heavily on his death and the subsequent
events and investigations. A little depressing but certainly informative.
The audio tour was excellent.
We tried to visit “Old City Park” but it seemed to be under construction,
so we didn't stop. We drove to “Fair Park” and went one step
beyond the guide book instructions, “It is advisable to visit the park
and fairgrounds only during daylight hours. Leave wallets and handbags
in a safe place and travel with a partner.” We drove around it at
a good clip.