|A picture is worth a thousand words, and this one shows the spirit of Fort Worth in one glance, "Cowboys and Culture." |
But familiarity breeds contempt, and I found that I knew Fort Worth so well, that I no longer saw it. That's why I've been taking time to be a tourist in my home town. Here's what I've seen, or rather re-seen.
|The old red brick building that houses Haltom's jewelers contrasts happily with the modern glass and steel Bass Towers.|
|The Tarrant Country Court House. At one time, it was one of the |
tallest court houses in the entire country.
|It's rare to see a cityscape from inside a downtown area. Many of these old buildings are being converted to condominiums--very expensive condos!|
|8.0 restaurant sits in the heart of downtown. It's a great place to people watch and to enjoy |
our beautiful fall weather.
|A close up of one the Bass angels.|
|An angel in the clouds.|
|Fort Worth is known for the number of Art Deco buildings found in the downtown area. |
Here is a detail of one of those buildings.
|A closer view of detail on this fine old building.|
|A peek of First Methodist Church through the Live Oaks.|
The church broke ground on the very day the stock market crashed in 1929.
It took longer than planned, but the church was finally built--debt free.
|An arched walkway that connects two wings and a courtyard.|
|Looking out through the arches and the Live Oaks.|