I grew up in East Dallas right as the urban revitalization was beginning on Greenville and affluent gay men started buying the old houses in our neighborhood (I remember one couple fastidiously washing their 70s orange BMW every weekend). I saw most of my movies at either the Lakewood theater or the Granada. Like Star Trek The Motion Picture and the first Superman. Back then, I don't exactly remember having an "Arts District" but we did go to the Dallas Museum of Art quite a bit. The rest was either already there, or sprung up around it.
I'd been meaning to photograph the Cathedral Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the last couple of months having been inspired by some of the wide-angle architectural shots of Philly bruhinb has been posting to the photographers community, but I honestly never find myself near Downtown.
However, with my Road Trip this weekend I found myself at its exit when I was alone in my car with my camera and a full day of leisurely driving ahead of me. I was back on the road fifteen minutes later.