Le Méridien Dallas

You have to like Dallas. It tries so hard to be like it’s bigger brother, Houston, while claiming to be a little better, but not quite making the mark. Disclaimer: I live close to Houston, so I’m a bit biased; but not much. 

There is one hotel there does make the mark. Le Méridien by the Galleria is a great place to stay while in Dallas. It has a bit more contemporary touch with an open feel that you enjoy staying in. A short walk across the street from the Galleria makes shopping just a bit too convenient, so be prepared to lighten your wallet at the mall, if the women tag along.
 

Le Méridien by the Galleria is a great place to stay while in Dallas. It has a bit more contemporary touch with an open feel that you enjoy staying in. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Shark Bait

Since most of us have grown up watching the movie “Jaws” were not keen on the idea of being close to sharks. But thanks to the marvel of modern science, today we can casually stroll right through a tank of sharks and not worry. Many large aquariums across the country, similar to the Dallas World Aquarium. you can find clear tunnels that you walk through and observe the fish from right inside their tank. As they swim beside, over and under, you are able to view, up close and sometimes, too personal, the details and wonders of these creatures.

This view was from above the tank looking down at the pedestrian tube. It’s almost ironic that from the fish’s viewpoint, the people are in aquarium for a change.
 

This view at the Dallas World Aquarium was from above the tank looking down at the pedestrian tube. From the fishs viewpoint, the people are in aquarium for a change. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

The Dallas Galleria

Anyone that has been to one of the large, multi-level shopping malls across the country can attest that it’s a remarkable experience. Stores, stores and more stores. Recently, we took a trip to Dallas where my wife and daughter wanted to visit the Dallas Galleria. Not nearly as large as the Houston Galleria, it’s still pretty large. Since we were there long enough that I thought they would charge us rent, I had ample opportunity to window shop. The girls were spending the real money. 

If you’re female, you would love this shopping metroplex. The guys were hitting the food court, looking at their iPhones or hanging around the overlooks and looking at, well, other people. All in all, it was a fun experience. My only complaint is that there isn’t a Home Depot or Lowe’s. There wasn’t even a Radio Shack! 
 

Recently, we took a trip to Dallas where my wife and daughter wanted to visit the Dallas Galleria. Not nearly as large as the Houston Galleria, it's still pretty large. Since we were there long enough that I thought they would charge us rent, I had ample opportunity to window shop. The girls were spending the real money. Photography by Tim Stanley Photography.

The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge

Everyone once in a while I run across a bridge that has character. For instance, the Le Pont de Normandie and the Fred Hartman Bridge are two good examples of really unique bridges. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas is another one to add to the list. 

If time allowed, I’d like to travel around these bridges and shoot some nice profiles and various angles. But I always seem to be on a schedule and not able to take the time to look around when I find them. So I take the angle of the driver, since this is how most of us would view them too.
 

Everyone once in a while I run across a bridge that has character. The Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas, Texas is another one to add to the list. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.