Back to Fort Worth

Architecture, Beyond, Dallas, Museum, Photography, Travel, Winter

Fort Worth in late December.

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Fort Worth water garden plaza

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A sock left behind by the aerating pond at the Fort Worth Water Garden

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Sundance Square

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Sundance Square

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Fort Worth skyline viewed from the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

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A corner of the Amon Carter Museum building

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Fort Worth skyline viewed from inside the museum

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Music from the border. A movie presentation of Border Cantos exhibition

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An exhibit, spectator, and museum guide

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Wings of the City – El Tiempo

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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(Time) – This highly detailed figure is incomplete. Despite his fractured body, he spreads his wings in the air and the expression on his face is full of determination. Consider the title of the work. What message does this piece have for you? – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. This piece was exhibited at Fort Worth Water Gardens, overlooking the cascading water down the terraces and steps of the Active Pool and the Texas A&M University School of Law.

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Wings of the City – Abrazo Monumental

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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(Monumental Embrace) – This sculpture represents a winged man embracing a woman in a charged moment full of hope and compassion. Do you think art often evokes strong emotions in the viewer? Why or why not? Be sure to walk all the way around the piece to admire the detail in the wings. – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour.  This one of three bronze sculptures by Jorge Marin which were exhibited at Fort Worth Water Garden, this summer. This part of the water garden is called The Mountain. #ShowyourWingsFW

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Wings of the City – Archivaldo

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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“(Archivaldo) – This winged figure fixes his gaze directly in front of him. Consider where this figure is placed, in front of the Fort Worth Convention center. What is this piece’s relationship with the architecture? Does he complement the space?” – from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. Archivaldo is placed in front of the Fort Worth Convention Center, North Entrance, by General Worth Square, downtown Fort Worth, Tx. It is gazing towards the direction of Alas de México (see the last photo).

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Wings of the City – Bernardo Oriental Monumental

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

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“(Monumental Bernardo Oriental) – This seated figure rests his arms behind him while firmly placing his feet on the sphere. Notice the type of hat he wears and think about how it relates to the exhibition. Why do you think the artist chose to mask these figures?” from Wings of the City, Self Guided Tour. This second sculpture is placed at General Worth Square, near Fort Worth Convention Center. #ShowyourWingsFW

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Wings of the City – Alas de México

Architecture, Black and White, Texas

Eight bronze figures created by the internationally acclaimed contemporary sculptor from Mexico, Jorge Marin, are now exhibited in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, until the end of August 2015.  I captured five out of the eight sculptures.  This one is titled “Alas de México” or “Wings of Mexico” and placed at the Sundance Square Plaza. “It encourages interaction by allowing visitors to see, touch and take pictures with the sculpture. Thousands of people around the world have had their portraits taken with the wings.” #ShowyourWingsFW

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 Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Been to Ennis, Texas?

Architecture, Black and White, Ennis, Historic Site, Old Downtown, Photography

Ennis, Texas, is located just 35 miles southeast of Dallas, Texas. It was established in 1872 and in 1930s used to be known as the place “Where Railroads and Cotton Fields Meet.”  Today it is known, among other things, as the place where Bluebonnet and Czech heritage are celebrated.  The National Polka Festival is held here every Memorial Day Weekend.  Music, costumes, and food of the Czech heritage will be showcased. The parade will run through this historic downtown of Ennis.  Go there this weekend, if you got the chance!

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My Northeast Texas

Architecture, Athens, Ben Wheeler, Canton, Mineola

These photos are part of my photography book, My Northeast Texas, published in 2012.  They are now available at the Art Gallery 211 in Athens, Tx, print size 8×10″, frame 11×14″.  All photos in the book are available for individual printing.

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A Moon Pie and RC Cola mural, painted by Brent Hale, in downtown Ben Wheeler, Tx, recently voted as one of The Coolest Small Towns in Texas by magazine, Texas Highways.

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Dog Town in Dog Alley, First Monday Trade Day in Canton, Tx.Dog Town IBurke S

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An old vending machine in front of a burger joint in downtown Mineola, a Main Street City, Tx.Drink Coca Cola IBurke S

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Texan, used to be a theater building, in downtown Athens, Tx.Texan Athens IBurke S

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A Look Inside

Architecture, Edgewood, Historic Site, Old Downtown, Photography

The town of Edgewood, Texas, began in 1878.  The original downtown setting hasn’t been having a lot of changes.  Some old buildings were restored and functional, some are being maintained awaiting for an opportunity to be restored.  The stories of the beginning era of the town are told and kept in several local publications, such as “The Edgewood Story” by Authula M. McLemore & Eloise Pettigrew Ellis.

Here’s a look inside a building, which used to be a physician and dentist’s office in early 1900’s in Edgewood, Tx.  Hopes and ideas to restore the interior has been expressed.  In the mean time, the wallpaper and layers of paints on the walls whisper the stories and tales of what were going on inside this building long before my time.

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Below are some of the restored and functional old buildings in downtown Edgewood, Tx., the Civic Centre, Hardware Store, and Pharmacy (left to right).

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

Architecture, Beyond, Beyond Upper East Texas, Black and White, Fine art photography, Photography, Travel

This is one out of three St. Louis Cemeteries, the oldest surviving cemeteries in New Orleans.  It was established by Royal Spanish Land Grant in 1789.  The St. Louis Cemetery No.1, at the corner of St. Louis and Basin Street, was originally twice its current size and located outside of the city limit. All the graves are above-ground vaults which believed to protect the bodies from flooding and was also a common practice adapted by French and Spanish culture.

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The sky-scraping New Orleans city skyline against down-to-earth tombs of St. Louis Cemetery No.1.

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The cemetery is adorned with fascinating memorial sculptures, monuments, and statuary.Ine Burke | St Louis Cemetery-1

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The tallest monument in the cemetery belongs to The Italian Mutual Benevolent Society.  The tomb has space for a thousand remains for the society members.  It is a way to lower the fund of burial for individuals.

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Some of notable citizens of New Orleans were buried here.  The most visited now is probably what is believed to be the tomb of the Voo Doo Queen, Marie Laveau, who was rested in her family tomb.  The tomb is covered with cross marks put by people who believe that it will make Laveau’s spirit grant a wish. The living family members consider this as vandalism.

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“OMNIA AB UNO” – all comes from One-  is engraved on this pure white 9-feet pyramid tomb belongs to actor Nicolas Cage for his future final resting place. The plot was purchased in 2010.

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The Adams Family tomb (the white one).

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A tomb with different finish.

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Iron works at the cemetery adapt fleur-de-lis and cross elements.

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New Orleans skyline meets the cemetery’s gate.Ine Burke | St Louis Cemetery-16Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

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The Streets of French Quarter, New Orleans – Part 1

Architecture, Beyond, Beyond Upper East Texas, Black and White, Photography, Travel

Who doesn’t need a vacation.  A recent trip to the French Quarter, New Orleans, satisfied my ‘appetite’ for street and people photography.

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Is it Johny Depp? – Somewhere in French Quarter

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Photographs © 2015 Ine Burke | inegaleri.com

Marshall Wonderland of Lights

Architecture, Festivals, Historic Site, Main Street City Texas, Marshall, Old Downtown, Photography, Texas, Travel, Upper East Texas, Winter

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1| the natural agent that stimulates sight and makes things visible

2| an area of something that is brighter or paler than its surroundings

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This is my take on the Marshall Wonderland of Lights Festival, in Marshall, Texas, December 2013.

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The Historic Harrison County Courthouse, Texas, the center stage of the festival.

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The Courthouse 3 – taken from the Horse Carriage Ride, from southwest of the Peter Whetstone Square

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The Horse Carriage Ride along North Washington Avenue

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© Ine Burke 2014

Link to Marshall Wonderland of Lights Festival.

Stroll along a Texas Main Street City: Mineola

Architecture, Historic Site, Main Street City Texas, Mineola, Old Downtown, Upper East Texas

Mineola, which site is located at the center of East Texas timber belt, is a town that sprung up in 1873 with the construction of the southern transcontinental railroad. The train station in Mineola today is a designated daily stop, served by the national railroad passenger system’s Amtrak Texas Eagle which connects Chicago (Illinois), St. Louis (Missouri), and Los Angeles (California). Mineola is a Texas and National Main Street City. Its historic downtown has been revitalized and holds many attractive community events all year round. An acoustic music jam is held every third Saturday by the railroad, along the streets and in the alleys downtown.

These photos are taken from S Johnson Street and Commerce Street, Mineola, Texas. May 2013.

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Emory Heritage Park

Architecture, Emory, Heritage Park, My Graphic Work, MySpread, Upper East Texas

STEP BACK IN TIME TO 1900’s RAINS COUNTY, TEXAS

Earlier in the month I have the honor of exploring and taking photographs of the Emory Heritage Park, in Emory, Rains County, Texas. I first contacted Ms. Keeley Roan, the Director of Community Development of The City of Emory Development Corporation and she organized the meeting. On the beautiful day of shooting, I and my ‘troop’ (my husband and 1.5 year old daughter) were greeted by the President of Rains County Historical Society, Mr. A.B. Godwin, and his wife who is also a member of the historical society, Mrs. Loretta Godwin; Rains County Judge, Mr. Wayne Wolfe; and Ms. Keeley Roan herself. Mr. Godwin led us first to The Luckett House. When he opened up the front door and ushered us into the house the feeling of stepping back in the era of 1900’s rushing in. And that was just the start.

See, learn, and experience The Emory Heritage Park yourself through my pictures, presented with some background information. And if you are interested in visiting the park, the next event will be “Back to School Bash”, August 4th, 2012. All buildings / structures will be opened for public.

For more information, contact: Ms. Keeley Roan, Director of Community Development of The City of Emory Development Corporation, 903-473-2465 x 112, email: keeley@emorytx.com, website: www.emorytx.com.

Read the article in County Line Magazine‘s August 2012 issue.

Mr. A.B. Godwin & Mrs. Loretta Godwin from Rains County Historical Society, Mr. Wayne Wolfe -Rains County Judge, and Ms. Keeley Roan -Director of Community Development of The City of Emory Development Corporation.

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