This garden was the estate of Everette and Nell DeGolyer. The Spanish Colonial Revival style home was completed in 1940 overlooking White Rock Lake. Landscape architect, Athur Berger, planned the gardens of the estate. Following the DeGolyers’ deaths the estate was donated to SMU. The house and grounds were purchased by the City of Dallas in 1975. It was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland Rd. During the month of August they have a $1.00 General Admission which is a great deal and the price is usually $15.00.
Tour of the House is included in the price of admission
Our outdoor adventure today was to explore Mother Neff State Park to see if we could work out a new Volkmarching location for the Dallas Trekkers Walking Club. It was going to be a really hot day so we got there early.
You can drive down Hwy 236 to the Day Use Area but it isn’t open.
It was in the 90s. Here are a few of the cars that showed up. This event is the first Saturday of every month at the Church of the Open Door in Bellmead, TX if you’d like to come out and show off your latest project.
We got there a little before 6 and the lot had a few cars already. Because of the holiday the turn out was light. It was in the 90s also. Here are a few of the cars that showed up. It is the first Saturday of every month at the Church of the Open Door in Bellmead, TX if you’d like to come out.
The afternoon of our last day of vacation in the Northwest was spend in downtown Seattle. We finally found a place to park and walked into Pike’s Market.
Back entrance to Pike’s Market.
Gum stuck on the back wall of the Market Theater.
The story goes that it had its beginnings in the early 1990s when theatre patrons waiting in line to buy tickets or attend the theater began placing their gum on the wall. It is an active site that continues to grow in height and width as tourists add their gum to the collection already there.
Bank outside the market playing for donations.
Nice old International truck.
50 ft. Totem pole designed by Victor Steinbrueck and carved by James Bender in 1984.
One side of the “Farmer’s Pole” designed by Victor Steinbrueck and carved by James Bender in 1984.
200 Foot Ferris wheel over on Pier 57. Operates year round.
Victor Steinbrueck Park next to Pike’s Market.
Victor Steinbrueck Park next to Pike’s Market.
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Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking Elliott Bay waterfront. The Market opened in 1907, and is one
of the oldest continually operated public farmers’ markets in the United States.
“Hammering Man” by Jonathan Borofsky
A massive human shadow in front of the Art Center
The Totem Pole first appeared in Seattle 1899, after members of the Chamber of Commerce, vacationing in Alaska, stole it from Tlingit Indians. In 1938, vandals set the Totem Pole on fire. The pieces that remained after were sent back to Alaska, where Tlingit craftsmen graciously carved a reproduction. The new pole was soon dedicated, with tribal blessings, at a Potlatch celebration and has since remained unharmed on Pioneer Square.
The bronze Chief Seattle fountain, is located at Pioneer Square near the totem. It was designed by James Wehn in 1909. Chief Seattle led the Suquamish and Duwamish tribes in the 1800’s. The city of Seattle was named after him.
Behind the fountain is a cast iron archway with a glass roof. In 1909 an iron pergola was built as a shelter over an underground restroom. In 2001, the Pergola was demolished by a tractor-trailer attempting to make a tight right turn, after which it was rebuilt from scratch as cast iron breaks and shatters instead of bending.
The Pioneer Building in historic Pioneer Square is a beautiful Richardsonian Romanesque style building designed by Elmer Fisher.
It has very ornate stonework about and above the main entrance.
“Orca” by James Crespinel
A breaching whale dresses up a factory building in downtown Seattle.
Billie the Piggy Bank, arrived in the Market in 2011 and sits on Western Avenue at the bottom of the Hillclimb. Coins dropped in Billie support the Market’s food bank, senior center, preschool and medical clinic that serve the downtown community.
The Smith Tower opened on July 4, 1914. At the time, it was the fourth tallest building in the world. It remained the tallest building west of the Mississippi River for almost 50 years.
Unfortunately, although its website said it was open, it was not. We didn’t get to go up in it as planned.
We were passing through Burlington, WA on our way to Sedro-Wooley. We saw the old cars lined up and had to stop and take a look around. Hope you enjoy looking at this small sample of what we saw.
After hiking at Mt St Helens and visiting the Observatory we headed north. We stopped at the Monarch Sculpture Garden to look around. Monarch Sculpture Park features over 100 different sculptures in an outdoor setting. The park is run by a non-profit artist’s cooperative. While there is no entry fee, donations are appreciated (and needed). The area is a little overgrown and a couple sections were closed completely because of the need for mowing/tree trimming).
“Pick Up Sticks” by Myrna Orsini
One of the displays in the “Sound Garden” by Myrna Orsini
There is a collection of sculptures, all meant to be hit with mallets or hands in order to make sound.