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WARNING-WARNING-WARNING: The Last Color Image

It was like bins full of gems, really. Salty, delicious gems.

Central Market
Fort Worth, Texas
photographed 1.19.2020

WARNING-WARNING-WARNING: Another Color Image

The grocery store had nice clerestory windows, letting the morning sunlight slant across the wine in a pleasing fashion. It was just about enough to make you thirsty…

Central Market
Fort Worth, Texas
photographed 1.19.2020

Water Gardens

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So, this place.  The Fort Worth Water Gardens.  It was designed in the 1970s by famed architect Philip Johnson, and is in a style called “brutalism.”  From the looks of the place, I’d say “brutalism” involves lots and lots of exposed aggregate concrete.

The gardens have three separate water features – an active pool (which was the site of a tragic multiple drowning in 1984), an aeration pool, and a meditation pool.  This picture was taken beside the meditation pool.

All three fountain areas are interesting to visit (though it was hard to put the memories of the drownings out of my head at the active pool) – they were designed to give visitors different experiences at each location. While I didn’t necessarily stop and meditate at the meditation pool, it was a very calm place to sit in the warm winter sun for a few minutes. Until I saw some other things to photograph….

Fort Worth, Texas
photographed 12.26.2013

Three barriers

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These three skinny sentries keep (everyone hopes) cars from turning into the pedestrian walkway at this parking garage.  I like how the concrete is discolored where people walk, and lighter where they don’t.  And I like the way the posts lean slightly in different directions, as though they are getting tired of standing there.

Fort Worth, Texas
photographed 12.26.2013

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