DMA a.k.a…Dallas Museum of Art (part 1)

Hey everyone…..making the most out of my stay in Dallas. Visited the DMA and got to see the wonderful MEXICO (1900-1950) Mexico and Me exhibit. Amazing!  The DMA has some other great pieces of art (permanent collections) and sculpture, that really impressed me.

Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, Rodin, Manet, Monet, Courbet and the list goes on….if you are in Dallas and appreciate art, I would recommend it. See here for additional info and special exhibits…

Oh and by the way, there are lots of food trucks out the front with some delicious options. Can anyone say Avocado and fresh Lime creme popsicle!!!!   Click here for more on the Dallas Arts District….

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The Two Fridas – by Frida Kahlo (so excited to see this one in person!!!)

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Diego Rivera

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knee deep in……Deep Ellum Texas

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welcome to DEEP ELLUM, East Texas

a neighborhood composed mostly of entertainment and the arts, in East Dallas. if you love to take photo’s, this is the place to do it. great food places and friendly people. if you want to know more about the history of Deep Ellum, click here….

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in full bloom at….Dallas Arboretum

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Peace, Love and Flower Power Exhibit 

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when a squirrel photo bombs your shot! (Exhibit – ZIMsculpt)

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when its Quinceanera time and the big dresses and photographers are out and about!

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the beautiful Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in full bloom….click here to learn more about the gardens and exhibits. hope for those of us that suffered a very cold northeast winter, see these pics and warm up a little!

yes, it’s spring people…its spring!

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the Joule hotel….downtown Dallas

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ummm i was slightly gob-smacked when i came across the luxury hotel The Joule in downtown Dallas. i just didn’t want to leave this 1920’s neo gothic gem of a landmark. i got a personal tour from one of the friendly staff members and it is spectacular. this is a hotel done right!

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sights from the city of……Dallas, Texas

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city views…..hello Dallas

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Reunion Tower – go up for some spectacular sights

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Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

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Old Red Museum – Mobil Pegasus neon sign

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Old Red Museum and Tourist Center inside

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murals

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waited for this one to open…..

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taking some time out…..in Dallas, Texas

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take 3……on the plane leaving NYC, I looked down to my lap and realized a couple of things.

1.what a quintessential “new york moment” i was having with the coffee, bagel and New York Post.  2. The heading of the article “Rough Start.” Completely feeling mixed emotions as I left NYC this week. I’m leaving because I have to for a few weeks, not because I want too. Sometimes, you need to leave in order to come back and start again. Kind of like walking away from a problem and coming back with a fresh perspective, and solving it with a clear head. Yep, I’m kind of having to do the same thing. Yet, this is a little tougher and bigger of a situation. So…..while I’m in my temporary home, I will be blogging (some of my sightseeing) to take my mind off New York.

DALLAS – The Sixth Floor Museum – Dealey Plaza (President Kennedys assassination site)

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the book depository from where the shots were fired…..

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see above, from where shots fired…..

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newspapers from the day…..

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campaign stickers, pens, book cases etc…

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campaign poster

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the Presidents motorcade made a left here at the fountain before the tragedy struck…

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from the view of the killer, where President Kennedy was shot from

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as the President was shot the motorcade sped under the underpass…..

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the X on the road is where the fatal shot hit President Kennedy in the convertible……

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the “grassy knoll” where the famous Zapruder film was taken of the President and 1st Lady

to listen to President Kennedy’s famous inauguration speech, listen here…. and to find out more about The Sixth Floor Museum, visit here…..

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quote of the day……..

“Don’t let anyone take advantage of your vulnerability. Not everyone who’s there in your hour of need has good intentions.”

 

Samantha King (Author)

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