Dallas, Trinity River/Bishop Arts/Downtown01 Apr 2018
Yesterday I went for a walk through some of Dallas that I haven’t explored yet, despite technically living here for about 9 months (I say technically, as a lot of that time was spent travelling for work). I made a rough map of my walk using On the Go Map.
Following are a few notable points on the trip.
Trinity River and the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge:
Lockhart Smokehouse - a reasonably famous BBQ place, where the ‘Texan Vegetarian’ section comprises of chicken/turkey, instead of beef 🤣:
The delicious taster flight at Bishop Cider Co:
A 30-ft eyeball in downtown Dallas, which is quite hard to miss:
And finally, this sign, which I feel captures so much of what it is like walking in a US city other than New York:
I never did spot the pavement in that area, but at least I know not to expect one to appear now that it’s ‘ended’.
The lack of people walking here continues to blow my mind. I walked an hour from the Bishop Arts District to downtown, and didn’t walk past a single person. A group of young guys went past in a car and one of them yelled “ain’t y’all heard of Uber?”, further affirming my belief that everyone thought I was crazy for walking. I guess it’s not that surprising given a couple of times the pavement I was walking on came to a major road and just stopped, leaving me to backtrack and find somewhere else to go.