Sunday, November 14, 2010

Downtown Grapevine, Texas

Our fair City Hall:

This faithful old miner protects the city night and day:

Some balloons outside an establishment on Main Street, and their colorful shadows:

Texas Rangers Banner...I guess it wasn't quite time yet...
Maybe next year.

Water tower...

Construction of a new Visitor's Center...I humbly believe the new construction of
these tall buildings is wrecking the old-town feel, but that's just my opinion.
But I like the way I captured the streaky clouds...

Trees like this are always placed on the top tier of a multi-story building
during new construction. Tradition is for good luck. It also lets you know how
high the building will go:

Every time I take my camera downtown, I take a picture of these cool rusted out
tanks and buildings:

Hidden inside the round building is an old milling machine of some kind.
I like to imagine how long it has been since the last time it was fired up.

Everything here is fenced off...what I wouldn't give to be able to get in there,
poke around, and take more photos...

Peace be with you.


  1. I have never seen nor heard of that tree tradition. Very cool! I like your photos and the name of the town is great.

  2. I like the old machinery at the bottom - very intriguing.

  3. I certainly learned something new today! I had no idea that they actually put trees sticking out of buildings like that; it's really cool-!

  4. The tree thing is a new one for me also, very cool in my opinion, and I too would love to get inside and poke around, learning the history of places like this is amazing, I bet there are many stories inside that old machinery.

  5. Ya'll make my day with our cool comments, ya know.

  6. really like the balloon shadows, and the last picture that kind of looks like a machine deer

  7. How beautiful. Always love your photos. Thanks for sharing them.

  8. Great photo tour Joe! I love them.
    I liked all the photos, but I'm always attracted to the decay of what we build, so the last group I especially liked!

  9. I love to see tree placed at the top tier of building..
    It's first time for me to see such kind tradition...
    Very unique!!
    Thanks Joe, for showing it.