I was up early on Sunday and decided to contact local freelance photographer Bill Boyd to discuss some recent pictures he took of some circus elephants. After some discussion the subject of Fort Worth, Texas came up and soon after we were on the road to Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.
It has been around ten years since I was there so I was looking forward to some nice photo opportunities. Cloudy and cool were the weather conditions and that lends itself to more of a black and white type scenario. We arrived around 2:30pm along with a misting rain. No problem as we took shelter in the two story Barnes & Noble that faced the Bass Performance Hall and allowed us to photograph the two wonderful Bass Hall Trumpet Angels that adorn the side of the Hall.
Sundance Square is the Arts and Entertainment district In Ft. Worth. What was not so long ago a ghost town after business hours is now a thriving community with fine dining, night clubs, festivals and tourist attractions.
It was so nice to see some of the early 1900 buildings restored to their original splendor. This is the Burk Burnett building which was the original skyscraper of Ft. Worth and built in 1914 and remodeled in 1980. When I see buildings like this I dislike the glass towers even more.
Tarrant County Court House – designed and built between 1893-1895 and often featured on the television series Walker Texas Ranger.
Here is a mural that just seems to jump off the side of the building on which it was painted. It is a tribute to the Chisholm Trail 1867-1875
Some Places you have to search for. This is The Scat Lounge – a Jazz nightclub I found down a narrow alley.
This is the only way out of The Scat Jazz Lounge …
We were starting to get hungry and Bill knew of a good Texas eatery on the square - Reata.
A nice Texas style decore
Lots of hand tooled saddles and other western gear to look at … Continue reading