David Newton deisgned 5 huge sculptures of Africans and African American’s to be exhibited over the 1.2 acre park. His aim was to create a park of solitude and reflection for both descendants and visitors. The Entrance portrays a symbolic male and female figure – supposedly the warrior (The Sentinel) and a griot (The Prophetess).
Location : Freedman’s Memorial - corner of Lemmon Ave and Central Expressway in Dallas
This sculpture park was created to preserve a cemetery which had been initially for over 7000 freed slaves and African Americans. The cemetery was dedicated in 1869 but over the years the cemetery was destroyed completely but urban progress. All the graves and headstones were destroyed during all the construction of the railroad and redeveloping of streets and a lot was used as landfill back in the 1930’s and 1940’s.
Location : Corner of Lemmon Ave and Central Expressway (Hwy 75) in Dallas
Dallas Museum for Holocaust Studies
This Museum has been set up as a dedication to the 6 million Jews who perished during the Holocaust. They have a boxcar where you enter through which actually transported the Jewish victims to the concentration camps. On display are documents, photos, films from some of the survivors as well as artefacts from the death camps. There is a chapel and a memorial which lists the concentration camps but survivor and victim information. Also you will find a library of over 2,000 books which include periodicals and European government books. The Museum is dedicated to keeping the memory alive of the atrocities that took place during WWII in the hopes that it will never happen again.
The Museum is in the bottom floor of the Jewish Community Center.
Address : 7900 Northaven Rd, Dallas
Midnight movies at Landmark's Inwood Theatre.
This is a bit of shameless self-promotion here, as I work at the Inwood, but every Friday and Saturday night at midnight we show rare, old, cult, or just downright wacky films. We usually give away free movie tickets and a DVD of the featured film, and sometimes we have other prizes as well, like action figures, etc. Plus, there's a bar next door in case you want to get boozed up before a particularly strange film. Good stuff. A perennial favorite is Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The Inwood is located on Lovers Lane near Inwood Road.Related to:
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Dallas Farmer's Market
You can find almost anything here: produce, flowers, Mexican ceramics, wooden armoires, jewelry...you name it, it's here.
Located in the southeastern corner of the central business district in downtown Dallas at 1010 South Pearl Street.
Over the River to Hidden Neighborhood
Bishop Arts District, just a couple of miles from downtown. There are great little restaurants here. Vela Cruz is the newest one, offering gourmet mexican food, in cozy sheek atmoshpere, only seven tables. For desert, we like to walk to the soda pop shop around the corner. They have coolers full of imported sodas. Also Hatties is another local favorite of the neighborhood. I like to eat the pecan crusted catfish. Always a full house.Related to:
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Dallas Underground: In the...
Dallas Underground: In the heart of downtown Dallas a 2 mile maze of underground tunnels and building-to-building sky-walks links 35 buildings and parking lots to create a climate-controlled network with access to about 250 restaurants, stores, and services. Enter from the Bank of America Plaza (Main and Lamar streets).Related to:
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This is the first plane we...
This is the first plane we built. It is an RC plane that is flown at one of the local flying fields.
A Brief History
Curtis H. Pitts began the design of the Pitts Special in 1942 in Jacksonville, Florida. The first Pitts Special aircraft, powered by a 90 hp Franklin engine, flew in 1944. For the following 25 years, the Pitts Special was constructed as a homebuilt only. During this period, the design was continually refined to improve aerobatic performance. By 1962, the standard engine had been increased to 180 hp, and in 1966 a symmetrical airfoil was added to make inverted flight characteristics similar to normal upright flight characteristics.
In 1970, a manufacturing operation known as Pitts Aerobatics was started in Afton, Wyoming. The first Pitts Special S-2A was produced in Afton in 1971. During the 1970's, most Pitts Special versions were Type-Certified under the requirements of FAR Part 23 in the Acrobatic Category. Since then, the Pitts Special S-2B has received Type-Certification and has become the most popular version of the Pitts Special line in current production.
Aviat Inc. acquired the Type Certificates and rights to the Pitts Special aircraft in March 1991 in Afton, Wyoming. Subsequently those rights were purchased by Aviat Aircraft Inc. in December of 1995. Marketing, Engineering, Fabrication, Assembly, and Flight Testing operations for the Pitts Special line are all conducted at the Afton, Wyoming location. Aircraft rigging is meticulously adjusted during flight testing to ensure that every aircraft is aerodynamically optimized for maximum performance in aerobatic competition. The current array of Pitts Special models represents the latest design refinement of this legendary family of aerobatic aircraft.
Source: Aviat Aircraft Inc.
Completely Useless But Interesting Fact
The Pitts Special has won more aerobatic contests than any other aircraft type.
Bryan Cabin is an old 1841 log...
Bryan Cabin is an old 1841 log cabin reconstructed in heart of Dallas. It looks out of place surrounded by sky scrapers there. Not a lot to see or do at the log cabin. It is not far from the Sixth Floor memorial to JFK so we walked over to see it.
The world's largest equestrian sculpture
Located in a robust section of Irving (5215 North O'Connor Blvd.) is the world's largest equestrian sculpture...the Mustangs of Las Colinas represent a memorial to the heritage of Texas.Related to:
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