Today I wanted to pick up where I left off with the new Heartbeat of Dallas series, I know I promised that I’d upload this entry sooner, but circumstances have taken up a lot of what would otherwise be free time for me.
Still, there are four more entries left in this episode, and I aim to have the remainder uploaded in the next few weeks, so let’s get right to it.
This shows another view of the sculpture I mentioned in the previous entry, as well as a view of the surrounding streets. This part of downtown is where you’ll find a lot of big businesses, and you’ll frequently see people on their way to work around this general area.
Yet another view of the street, and you can see that this sort of sleek, well-designed architecture is very common in downtown Dallas, which probably has something to do with the fact that Dallas is considered an up-and-coming city where they’re constantly making new improvements and making everything that’s already there look better.
I’m sure that this sculpture has some sort of symbolic meaning behind it, but the best I can do to puzzle out what it means is that it represents walking towards opportunity, and that would make sense, given how many opportunities are in Dallas in general. If anyone has a better idea of what this piece probably symbolizes, please let me know in the comments.
That aforementioned sculpture isn’t the only piece of Dallas street art you’re going to see in this episode, and displayed here you can see a striking-looking statue facing the entrance to a business building. If you look further off in the distance, you can also see one of the train stations local to the area, the Pearl/Arts train station, if I’m not wrong.
And here you can see the entrance to the building the statue was facing, a Capital One building. Surprisingly enough, even though I went during a weekday, it wasn’t swarming with people, but that’s testament to Dallas’s relatively low population density, as major cities go- if you want crowds everywhere you go, you’ve got to head to New York City for that experience.
Yet another shot of trains making their way through the city. As many have said, Dallas’s public transportation system isn’t as sophisticated as, say, New York or Sydney, but if you go far enough in the city, you see trains like this one everywhere, so even if Dallas’s public transportation system is considered relatively average, that hasn’t stopped people from using it.
I mentioned this in a previous entry, but I want to say again how impressed I am with how clean and neat the streets and stations are, relatively speaking- if you go to bigger cities like New York City or Los Angeles, it’s not uncommon to see things like trash in the streets, but somehow, Dallas’s government ensures that every train station, bus stop, and major public place looks presentable.
This final shot shows a picture of a local Dallas high school- having gone to high school in Pennsylvania, I’m not familiar with the quality level of high schools in Texas, but I do know that there are several reputable colleges and universities in the general Texas area, so it’s likely that Texas has its fair share of good, respectable high schools.
And that’s all for today’s entry! Tune in next time for Part 3, which I hope will arrive sooner than last time, and as always, if you have any questions or comments, please leave a comment down below.