Let's Take It for a Spin

I've been experimenting with multiple 360 photographs packaged together in a virtual tour. Here's one that I recently completed of the Mustangs at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas. Once it loads, be sure to look around using your mouse or dragging with your finger on your phone.

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Here's another 360 virtual tour. This time it's the Blueprints at Addison Circle, an impressive and extremely blue sculpture installation in my own neighborhood. Again, be sure to look around using your mouse or dragging with your finger on your phone.

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Big Bend National Park

Here are some photos I took at Big Bend National Park. It still amazes me that scenes like these exist in the same state as Dallas.

About 30 minutes west of Marfa, Texas there's a "permanently installed sculpture" created by artists Elmgreen and Dragset. The sculpture is in the shape of a small building filled with an assortment of genuine Prada products picked out and provided by Miuccia Prada herself from the fall/winter 2005 collection. It's definitely one of the more bizarre things I've witnessed in the art world.

When you live in a big, bright city like Dallas you don't get to appreciate the Milky Way... because you simply can't see it. But when you're out in the middle of nowhere, somewhere between Marfa and Alpine, Texas, you get to take pictures like this one! Definitely a magnificent site to behold!

Jacob's Dream Sculpture

Without a doubt the single most impressive sculpture installation I've witnessed at a university, this is "Jacob's Dream" by Jack Maxwell, art and design professor at Abilene Christian University. Thanks to my friend Mark Reeves for suggesting that we make a slight detour on our Big Bend trip this weekend to visit this amazing masterpiece.

Weekend Trip to Austin

Sometimes the daily grind becomes too much and I need to spend a little time away from home. It's not that I need a big, grand adventure. I just need a nice change of scenery. For times like this, I often find myself driving south a few hours to rest and relax in my favorite Texas town. Lately, I've been bringing my camera along for a little photo fun.

Thanks-Giving Square Chapel

Until this morning, I never knew this amazing place existed. It's called Thanks-Giving Square. It's a terraced triangular park in the center of downtown Dallas. There's a beautiful nautilus-shaped chapel with stained glass windows going up in a spiral pattern to the "glory window" at the very top. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area.

Blueprints at Addison Circle Sculpture

There's an amazing sculpture in my neighborhood right in the middle of a busy traffic roundabout. It resembles the branches of an oak tree grove.

I've taken photographs of it many times, at various times of the day and year.

It has a lot of historical references to the Town of Addison, Texas. Each section has an architectural diagram about unique places throughout the area. Here you can see a diagram of the old sawmill and water treatment facility.