This is the weekend of the Main St. Arts Festival here in Fort Worth. Our daughter, son in law and Bean were going to go for a while after Bean's golf lesson so we decided to tag along. A childhood friend of mine was going to be there with his daughter's booth so I thought I would look him up. As luck would have it, I missed him. My fault because he sent me his phone number and I went off and left it at home. I did gift him with this vintage photo of us in my yard on Lee Hall Street. I believe it was about 1959.
I did have presence of mind to take my camera with me so I thought I would share some photos of the evening. Apparently the crowds were lighter last night, probably due to threatening weather, but it was a very good time. I should have shopped but I didn't. They had lovely glass items and pottery that really caught my eye and some black and white sketches. If it wasn't pouring rain and my ankles didn't hurt so much I would venture back down there and buy one of the sketches. The glassware and pottery was completely out of my price range.
Anyway, here is a glimpse of our evening and some architectural interest shots. I tried to do the Don Mangus thing of doing street shots but seriously, the street wasn't that interesting.
|Our starting point|
|Daughter -- I lost her in the crowd -- it was like "Where's Waldo"|
|Iconic Trail Drive mural|
|One of my favorite old buildings|
|The Geico Gecko and Beanie|
|The kiddos spot|
|The real reason we were there -- Sand Art!|
|A little more sand art|
|and still more -- it is a family affair|
|deciding on which bottle to use|
|taking it all in|
|trying to be artistic but it is just wonky -- it was just beginning to get dark|
|Tarrant County Courthouse|
|Panther sculpture -- in addition to being called "Cowtown' we are also called "Panther City"-- I think it has to do with a panther sighting back in the day|
|Fort Worth street|
|On a pillar outside the restaurant|
|Old tile work|
|Evening lights shining|
|More evening -- the trees all have fairy lights in them and sparkle year round|
|Entrance to the kids area|
It was a wonderful evening, a lot of walking and good exercise, beautiful artwork and, if it wasn't raining I would go back but.....next year!