Tuesday, February 3, 2015

The Grave Sites of Bonnie and Clyde

   I recently set out to visit the grave sites of notorious bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde. Both  are buried in Dallas. Despite their wish to be buried together, the Parker family denied their request.


    Bonnie Parker was originally buried in Fishtrap Cemetery off Singleton Road in Dallas but in 1945 her body was moved to the new Crown Hill Cemetery.





Directions to Crown Hill Cemetery 

Enter Through the Lombardy Lane Entrance



   Clyde Barrow was buried next to his brother in west Dallas' Western Heights Cemetery off Fort Worth Avenue. The cemetery has a (easily climbable) fence and a locked gate. There is currently no access to the general public

Directions

No criminal mind could penetrate this fortress of security. 




   Not far from the Barrow gravesite is a old gas station that was once home to the Barrow family. Located on 1221 Singleton, the building is vacant and for sale.

  Directions 

The gas station in its early days

Available for purchase, the gas station today 




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Dallas' Free Observation Deck

   One of the most iconic buildings in the Dallas skyline is Reunion Tower, but a ticket to the top is now $16.
   Equally iconic is the Chase Tower, with a keyhole near the top of the 55th floor.



   The Sky Lobby observation deck sits right below the keyhole and offers spectacular north and south views of Dallas. Although the deck is free, you must check in at the security desk and show ID before heading up.

Directions

The Sky Lobby, A Garden on the 40th Floor



Looking north toward Klyde Warren Deck Park and the Museum Tower



Looking South toward the Sheraton and my reflection




Looking up toward the Keyhole





Be prepared to check in at the Security Desk before taking the Express Elevator to Sky Lobby. The deck is open during normal business hours. 


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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Super Bowl Sunday: Let's Have an Implosion

  In case you missed you it, there was an implosion Sunday morning in Dallas. The Xerox / ACS Building at 3988 North Central Expressway (Between Fitzhugh and Lemmon) was imploded early this morning.



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