Gruene Dance Hall B W

Gruene Dance Hall B W – Gruene Hall in black and white, This area outside of New Braunfels is an old German community by Ernest Gruene which is also the towns name, oh it is prononced “Green”. Now this area is part of New Braunsfel and is the oldest dance hall in Texas built somewhere in the late 1878 as a social gathering place and a saloon for the cotton farmers in Gruene. Tx. Gruene Hall is still in buisness today with a saloon and dance hall.  It still has that vintage feel of an old Texas dance hall.  The water tower stands behind the dance hall in this image on a nice cloudy day. We like the contrast of the black and white in this image. Also available in color.

 

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Gruene Hall B W – Gruene Hall in black and white, This area outside of New Braunfels is an old German community by Ernest Gruene which is also the towns name, oh it is prononced ‘Green’. This is the oldest dance hall in Texas built somewhere in the late 1878 as a social gathering place and a saloon for the cotton farmers in Gruene. Tx. Gruene Hall is still in buisness today with a saloon and dance hall. The water tower stands behind the dance hall in this image on a nice cloudy day. We like the contrast of the black and white in this image. Also available in color.

Vintage Pegasus with Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas

This Dallas vintage Pegasus show a close up with the Reunion Tower in the background as it appears to hoover over the city. The vintage Pegasus and the Reunion Tower are both official lankmarks for the city of Dallas and a toursit destination of things to see. Many come downtown to see these two iconic structures. The Vintage Pegasus has stood on top of the Magnolia Petroleum Building or Magnolia hotel since 1934 till 1999 when it came down due to damage over the years and and was replaced with a new flying horse which sits on top of the Magnoila Hotel today. It seem fitting to display the Pegasus as a Vintage Pegasus since this landmark has been around for a very long time. However in 2011 a group of Dallas artist and entreprenuers reconditioned the orginal flying horse back to life and it was place on an oil derrick in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. Dallas pegasus have been a sense of pride for the people living here especially in the early 1940’s through 1999 as it came to be a become that you were home once you saw it. When the Magnolia was built it was the tallest building in Dallas so you could see the Pegasus from quite a distance. Now we have two Dallas Pegasos flying high over the Dallas skyline. The whole story of the pegasus came from greek mythology.

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Vintage Pegasus with Reunion Tower – This Dallas vintage Pegasus show a close up with the Reunion Tower in the background as it appears to hoover over the city. The Pegasus and the Reunion Tower are both official lankmarks for the city of Dallas and a toursit destination of things to see. Many come downtown to see these two iconic structures.

Vintage Dallas Texas Star at State Fair

Dallas State Fair with the Texas Star at the State Fair with a vintage look. This fair is an annual event held at the Fair Park in Dallas from the last weekend in September for 24 days. The Texas Star is one of it most popular and longest running rides. The fair run along the same time as the college football game which is traditionally between Texas and Oklahoma. We love the Texas Star Ferris wheel with a vintage look in this image. This ferris wheel can be seen from a distance being that it is one of the largest in the US. We felt that we wanted to represent the long history since the late 1880’s with a vintage look much like what you would seen on a postcard at the early years of the fair with these two photographs. We also have none vintage image of the Texas Star.

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Dallas State Fair Vintage – Dallas State Fair of Texas with a vintage look.  This fair is an annual event held in at the Fair Park in Dallas.  The Dallas State Fair has been going on since the late 1880’s except during periods during World War I and World War II.  This Dallas fair begins the last Friday in September and ends 24 days later. The State Fair of Texas is still consistently recognized as one of the most highly attended and best state fairs in America as well as Dallas’s signature event amusement park.  The fair still has a full auto show along with children, puppet shows, Children’s Medical Center Barnyard, and Story Time. The Texas Skyway a gondola ride is also available which also only operates 24 days a year to transports visitors around the fairgrounds.    The Texas state fair has also become famous for it fried foods, anything you can think of can be fried here and will.  Besides the amusement park they have several museums, restaurants, beer gardens,  shopping, music event on the grounds.  However, they still have that oversize ferris wheel the Texas Star, that I loved as a child still one of the largest in the us.  I felt I wanted to represent the long history with a vintage look much like what you would seen at the early years of the fair.

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Dallas Vintage Texas Star – Texas Star in Dallas with a vintage look .  This image was taken at Fair Park in Dallas and the size of the ferris wheel is one of the top three in the US. We wanted to display it as it might of look on a post card back in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s when it first open.  The Fair Park has expanded to include many more rides in the amusement park area along with museums, Swan Lake,  and restaurants on the fair grounds.  The fair begins the last weekend in September and runs for 24 more days as it coinsides with the Texas OU weekend and other Cotton bowl games.