The Austin skyline reflects back into this pool of water after dark showing off the city architecture near the Long Center in downtown area. The skyline has been constantly changing in the last few year but you can still see some of the iconic high-rises like the frost bank building from this location, along with the Austonian, the 360 Condos, W Hotel and many other. Austin is the state capital of Texas and has a population of 947,000 plus since the 2016 census. Austin is a vibrant modern city with many high tech companies, a major University, UT, along with state goverment which accounts for a good share of the economy in the city. Austin is also know for its music industry with its many musical events, like the ACL and South by Southwest and it is also call the Live Music Capital of the World because of it many live music festival. This city image also shows how modern Austin has become with all the new skyscrapers going up on a regular basis. There are two new skyscraper that will rival the Austonian which stands at 683 in the near future. d84-5671
Austin Skyline Reflection Night – There is something magical about the Austin skyline at night. In this image you see the high rise buildings as they reflected back into this pool of water after dark from the Palmer/Long Center in downtown Austin. The Austin Skyline has been constantly changing in the last few year but you can still see some of the iconic building like the Frost Bank building, the Austonian, the 360 Condos, W Hotel and many others from this area. People come at night just to enjoy the Austin skyline from this area to watch the skycrapers buildings light up and reflect back into the waters nearby. Austin is fastest growing city in the US and is the Capital of Texas which has a population over 947,000 and continues to grow, it is 11th most populous city in the US and the fourth largest city in Texas. Austin is located in central texas at the beginng of the Texas HIll Country. Austin has many waterways including Lady Bird Lake in downtown, Barton Springs, McKinney Falls, Lake Austin, Colorado River, Lake Travis and many more in the hill country. Austin is a diverse city made up high tech workers, government employees, college students along with blue collar workers. Austin has a vibrant music community with it many night clubs with live music and Austin City Limit music hall, along with the many music event held in the parks around the throughout the year. Austin claims the title of Live Music Capital of the World of it rich history of live music from the day of the Armadillo Headquarters, to South by Southwest along with the many places you can go and listen to live music throughout the city.
Austin Bat Watch – This image capture the Austin bat watch at Congress Ave in downtown along Lady Bird Lake in the downtown with part of the cityscape. Every night right before dusk crowds start to gather at the Congress Bridge over Lady Bird Lake for the outpouring of bats from under the bridge in downtown Austin. Not every night is the Austin bat watch a success because sometimes the bats are lazy and come out at their leisure because the food is plentiful so you never know what you will get. On this night thats what we got fat and happy bats that didn’t feel the need to rush out at dusk to put on their nightly show as they do on most days. So they came out in smaller batches after dark so trying to catch them in the dark is not always easy but the pre show of the crowds and the boats as the line up in the water on kayaks, tour boats, water bikes or whatever it takes to catch a good view of the bat can be seen here. On any given night this area becomes almost festive with music and large crowds. In this view you see the crowds of people on top of the Ann Richards Congress Ave Bridge with the Austin skyline in the background as people are waiting for the bats to come out for their nightly show. There are over a 1.5 million bats in Austin and it has become a part of the lifestyle and a huge tourist attraction to come and watch these wonderful creature fly out together every night on their search for insects. The bats eat between 10,000 to 20,000 of insects so we should all appreciate that. dsc-3640
This cityscape image of Dallas with the orginal Red Flying Neon Pegasus Horse sitting on top of an oil derrick which rotates for different views is now located at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. In this image you can see the Reunion Tower and the Omni Hotel with the Red neon Pegasus sitting atop of an oil derick and rotating around so it can be viewed from any angle. This neon Pegasus had sat on top of the Magnolia building since the 1934 which was 29 floors high building and it had been like a beacon for all who lived in and travel to Dallas. The red pegasus was used as a symbol for the Magnolia Oil Company for many years till it became the Mobil Oil comapny. In the mean time this flying pegasus sitting a top of the Magnolia building has become an iconic landmark for the city for many years. In 1999 the orginal pegasus for taken down from the top of Magnolia building where it had sat since 1934 due to rust,corrosion and age over time need to come down. It was replace with a new pegasus. However, some in Dallas wanted to know what happen to the orginal Pegasus and began a search by a man name Jeremy McKane after a conversation with 82 year old June Mattingly who explain the importance of the flying horse symbol he was even more sure they needed to find it and see if it could be restored. McKane was recruited by Matthew Southwest to help provide the art for the Omni Hotel and after speaking with the vise president Jeff West of the company a common bond was form to find the Pegasus. McKain with the help of Jeff continue to talk to people and over a period of time the orginal flying pegasus was found in a city storage shed near White Rock. Jeff West got the finacing from his company to restore the project so with McKain and a group of artist and experts on restoration they were able to bring this landmark back to life on the lawn of the Omni Hotel for all to enjoy again. d82-4917
Dallas skyline pano view of the city with both the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and the Margaret McDermott Bridge in the scene. Also in this image is the Reunion Tower, the Bank of America Plaza, Renaissance Tower, Comercia Bank Tower, Omin Hotel, along with many other downtown high rise buildings. Dallas has some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. The Bank of America Plaza stands at 921 feet and the Renaissance Tower at 886 feet as two of the tallest buildings in the southern US. Dallas is also the fourth most populous city in Texas with an estimate of 1, 197 million, but the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has the greatest population in Texas at over 7 million for the 2016 census. Dallas is the main draw to the area with it modern city it has become a main area for coporate head quarters like AT&T, ExxonMobile, Nokia, Rockwell, and the list goes on for fortune 500 companies located in the area. d84-7458
Dallas Skyline Reflection Pano – Dallas skyline reflections pano in downtown. This image of the Dallas Cityscape includes the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the Reunion Tower, Bank of America, Renaissance Tower, and many more of the city’s high rises buildings This skyline reflects back into the waters of the Trinity river with the buildings and bridge along with those iconic skycrapers reflections in the water of the Trinity river. Also in this image along with the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge is the Reunion Tower, the Bank of America Plaza, Renaissance Tower, Comercia Bank Tower, Omin Hotel, along with many other downtown high rise buildings. Dallas has some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. The Bank of America Plaza stands at 921 feet and the Renaissance Tower at 886 feet as two of the tallest buildings in the southern US. Dallas is also the fourth most populous city in Texas with an estimate of 1, 197 million, but the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has the greatest population in Texas at over 7 million for the 2016 census. Dallas is the main draw to the area with it modern city it has become a main area for coporate head quarters like AT&T, ExxonMobile, Nokia, Rockwell, and the list goes on for fortune 500 companies located in the area. d84-7489
We were calling it a day when we turned around on the Dallas pedestrian bridge and saw this sun rays through the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge when we decided to catch another image of the cityscape from this location. This city pedestrian bridge has been renamed as the Ron Kirk Avenue Bridge previously it was called the continental avenue bridge. In any case this bridge in Dallas has become a landmark location for tourist and local to visit. On any day you can find family out with children playing in the play area, people walking, people taking photos, selfies, any kind of event can lead to a trip to the Ron Kirk Avenue Bridge. This is one of the most popular location in the city for families along with tourist to come and just hang out and take in the cities skyline views in downtown Dallas.d84-7353
We capture this Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge at sunrise as a sun rays just pop up over the rail in the early morning in downtown with a city skyline in view. The sky filled with these clouds with wonderful pink and orange colors in the morning light over the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. The Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge has become a popular spot for locals and tourist alike, it is a beautiful bridge that is 400 ft high, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava the first part of the Trinity project. The bridge was complete in 2012 and has become a major landmark and iconic structure that has become a part of the cities skyline images that draw tourist and locals alike. Dallas skyline has some of the tallest skyscrapers like the Bank of America, Fountain Plaza, Chase Tower, and the popular Reunion Tower. The population for Dallas is almost 2 million but the Dallas Fort Worth area or DFW has a population over 7 million. Dallas got it root from the railroad when it was a major inland transportation hub for cotton, cattle and later on oil. It is now a modern city with some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. It is the third most populous city in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. There are many fortune 500 companies in Dallas such as AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Sprint, 7 Eleven, and many other tech companies, which has seal Dallas as leader in the business world. It also has a vibrant art district.
Dallas Margaret McDermott Bridge – The new Margaret McDermott Bridge in downtown Dallas with city skyline after dark. This is a steel bridge suspended with two arches over the Trinity River previously IH30 and is part of the Trinity project partially designed by Santiago Calatrava. This bridge is also designed to accomodate a pedestrian and bike path to join the the area other hike and bike trails. Also in this image is the Reunion Tower, the Bank of America Plaza, Renaissance Tower, Comercia Bank Tower, Omin Hotel, along with many other downtown high rise buildings. Dallas has some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. The Bank of America Plaza stands at 921 feet and the Renaissance Tower at 886 feet as two of the tallest buildings in the southern US. Dallas is also the fourth most populous city in Texas with an estimate of 1, 197 million, but the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex has the greatest population in Texas at over 7 million for the 2016 census. Dallas is the main draw to the area with it modern city it has become a main area for coporate head quarters like AT&T, ExxonMobile, Nokia, Rockwell, and the list goes on for fortune 500 companies. Dallas is located in north Texas and is the largest inland metropolitan area and has grown to become a industrial and finacial district in Texas. Alo Dallas has it share of culture with it museum district with some of the finest museums like the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and the Nasher Sculpture Center. Also is the Dealy six floor museum which commemorates the site of President John F Kenndys assassination in the downtown Dallas in 1963. d84-7148
These are a few of the best Fort Worth skylines and cityscapes images of this north Texas city available for print on canvas, metal and fine art prints. Fort Worth is a fast growing city and is the fith largest city in the state of Texas, it is also the 16th largest in the USA. Fort Worth was once a bustling cattle trading industry around 19th century when it was part of the cattle drives of Chisholm trail. The city was founded in 1849 as an army outpost and was located on a bluff overlooking the Trinity River. These past events were what gave Fort Worth it name of cow town and to this day it still maintains it western heritage. Today Ft Worth is a modern city with several universities like TCU and A&M university, top ranted museums like the Kimbell Art Museum and the Amon Carter of American Museum, several fortune 500 companies like Bell Hellicopter, Lockheed Martin, American Airline, Pier 1, to name a few. dsc08861
Fort Worth Cattle Drive Antique – Another capture in this antique look where capture this image of the cowboys driving the longhorn heard down the street at the Stockyard in Fort Worth. The Fort Worth Stockyards now celebrates Fort Worth’s long tradition as a part of the cattle industry with a cattle drive down the street as they would of done back in the day. The city has long been known as a cow town probably because of the Stockyards. The Fort Worth Stockyard is now listed on the National Register as a historical district since 1976. The Stockyards consist of mainly entertainment and shopping venues today that capitalize on the ‘Cowtown’ theme of Fort Worth. The Leddy boot company is located in the heart of the Stockyard along with the Maverick Fine Western wear. Also there saloons where customers ‘can ‘belly up’ to the bar, relax and have a cold beer while in the Stockyards; just like they did in the days of the cattle drives. Many bars and nightclubs are located in the vicinity, and the area has a Western motif. There is also an opry and a rodeo. The Fort Worth Stockyards are the last standing stockyards in the United States. On April 1, 2011, the Fort Worth Stockyards Stables were remodeled and reopened. They are located next door to the Hyatt hotel in an original Historic Stockyards building that was built in 1912. These stables offer full care boarding, overnight boarding, hourly boarding, horse rentals on the open trails of the Trinity River and carriage rides. Boarders can ride their horses all around the Historic Stockyard
Check out these seasonal fall colors among the trees along the Frio river in the Texas Hill Country. These images were taken in Concan and Garner State Park in the Texas hill country along the Frio river as the leave were changing colors on the maple and cypress trees last year. Concan is a small community in Uvalde County in the southwestern portion of the Hill Country of Texas. It sits along the Frio River close to Garner State Park. Every year it is a popular spot for summer vacationers. Garner State Park is located in the community of Concan,Texas. Garner State Park, is the most popular state park in Texas for vacationers. If you want to get one of the cabins or shelters here you better make your reservation early or you might now be able to get one. Even for campers the park fills up during peak season before noon on many days. As a child we went there almost every year for three weeks every summer and they were some of the best vacation times in my memory. The park has lots to do in the area you can swim, kayak, paddle boat, hike, bird watch, horseback riding, bike or explore the area around the park. One of the most popular thing that draw the locals to the park is the nightly dances at the pavillion beginning in the spring and summer. You don’t need to stay in the park there are plenty of other places in Concan to camp or stay along the Frio River but again if you plan a vacation there in the summer peak season you better plan it early to make your reservation. The word Frio is the Spanish word for cold, so keep that in mind before you jump in to the river. The Frio river is to me one of the pretties rivers with it clear emerald waters in Texas.