Explore & Discover: Dallas, Texas
Dallas is a vibrant city set against a magnificent skyline. The diversity of Dallas embraces both the country and city life of The Lone Star State. There is a multitude of iconic places for history buffs and art lovers alike. The rich history and pride of Dallas are evident in many neighborhoods across the city. There are ongoing preservation and revitalization projects that consistently drive more visitors to continue to explore and discover Dallas.
The massive skyscrapers that tower over the city of Dallas are some of the best cityscapes I have seen. Dallas is home to 30+ high-rises that range from 350- 921 ft. In fact, the Dallas skyline has been rated as the best skyline in the world! The buildings in downtown Dallas are tremendous in height and grandeur. Dallas by night, all lit up and flashy, is very impressive.
The Reunion Tower is for observation of the Dallas cityscapes. Reunion Tower is one of the most notable landmarks in Dallas. Reunion Tower offers visitors an interactive digital experience, viewing deck, and spectacular 360-degree panoramic views. There is also an event space, restaurants, and gift shop inside.
Thanksgiving Square is a beautiful white marble spiral structure that reaches 90 ft. into the deep blue Dallas sky. The spiral design symbolizes in ancient cultures the spiral of life. The concept is centered around the belief that our human spirit also reaches infinitely skyward. Thanksgiving Square has a spiritual center, The Chapel of Thanksgiving. The walkway entering the sacred space is also a spiral symbolizing the infinity of life and the heavens. When exiting the chapel you walk down the spiral bringing you back in touch with the world once more.
Dallas has two prominent art neighborhoods: Deep Ellum and Bishop Arts District.
Deep Ellum puts the quirk in quirky- I love it. I couldn’t come to the Dallas area and not check out the art scene- which is basically my sole purpose for traveling. The Deep Ellum neighborhood is definitely something I’m glad I didn’t miss. Being a full time explorer of all things interesting this was right up my alley. I really found the art and industrial scene to be fascinating. I love finding dirty and beautiful things to photograph.
They had some really cool iconic architecture and sculptures that took a little while to actually locate, but I was determined to find them. I even found plenty of hidden gems as well. They have a incredible amount of street art including graffiti work and wall murals. You want to check out Deep Ellum when your in the Dallas area! They have lots of engaging visual art pieces, unique eateries and shops.
Bishop Arts District is the former warehouse district of Dallas. Bishop Arts District is a hip and trendy area in the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Bishop Arts district is renowned for its art scene, boutique shopping, charming cafes and live entertainment venues.
Deep Ellum neighborhood is the urban warehouse district of Dallas. Deep Ellum is famed for its live music venues and art scene. Deep Ellum offers restaurants, nightclubs, bars, cafes, and gastropubs
Deep Ellum showcases a large variety of street art, graffiti and wall murals. The wall art expands across the entire neighborhood. Deep Ellum is known for its vibrant and eclectic street art and entertainment venues.
In Deep Ellum, you can see grand steel and iron sculptures and structures. The Traveling Man robots placed throughout Deep Ellum are to signify and pay homage to the past railway systems of the neighborhood. The artistic design of Deep Ellum is the industrial scene.
Bishop Arts District Bishop Arts District showcases eclectic coffee spots, foodie spots, vintage clothing, antique stores and more. Taking a stroll through the neighborhood is a great way to take in all of the various art displays and murals.
The Bishop Arts District is vibrant and lively. I love chasing street art so this neighborhood is my cup of tea. I was enamored with all of the bungalows and charming characteristics of this old neighborhood. I also loved the indie atmosphere of The Bishop Arts District.
And my bucket list dreams just keep coming true!
With All My Love,
The Vintage Gypsy
“I am a museum full of art.” – Rupi Kaur