Lens-Artists #203: Local Vistas
This week, Anne (Slow Shutter Speed) leads Local Vistas. Anne encourages us to show our local vistas.
Texas is a big state, I’m more familiar with Austin and San Antionio then other places. Thy are 90 miles apart. Ever since I started my blog, I have posted many photo of these two cities.
Lots image of Riverwalk of San Antonio in my file, and I have posted them more than many times. Austin is Texas State Capital. Mega mansions along the The Colorado River:
Gulf shore is about a 2-hour drive from Austin/San Antonio. Because of the size of Texas and the driving habit, a few hours driving distance, for most Texans, it’s local. 🙂
The countryside is what I love about Texas:
Now, we are close to DFW (Dallas-Fort Worth) area, which offers different activities. The Stockyard in WF presents a twice-daily cattle drive. Between 1866 and 1890, drovers trailed more than four million head of cattle through Fort Worth. The city soon became known as “Cowtown.”
When the railroad arrived in 1876, Fort Worth became a major shipping point for livestock, so the city built the Union Stockyards.
On the other side is the Cultural District. There are three art museums. The Kimbell Museum collections include Impressionism. Additionally, these museums offer special exhibitions throughout the year, along with lectures, films, and workshops, art camp for kids, and outdoor concerts.
Last fall, the Kimbell brought “Turner’s Modern World” collections to Texas. Turner (1775–1851) lived and worked at the peak of the industrial revolution. Currently, we get to appreciate and learn about African art through “The Language of Beauty in African Art” exhibition. As Jennifer Casler Price, curator explains, “…there is also unity that speaks to a shared humanity and explains why art matters.”
Within a short walking distance from Kimbel is the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The collection is particularly focused on portrayals of the Old West. The Modern Art Museum has more than 3,000 post-WWII artworks:
Our beloved local garden. They provide all kinds of environment educational programs to young kids and adults, it includes “Kids 5K runs”. A series of summer concerts at the garden starts in about a week.