Because waxing nostalgic is pleasant for everyone but Daniel LaRusso, check out Pat Wheeler Kochan's watercolor evocations of a Downtown Dallas childhood that included tumbling at the DAC, attending the theater on Elm Street, and riding streetcars, though obviously not ones named "desire", as yelling "Stella!" on McKinney will only get you an Artois. A stroll down memory lane:
The Majestic at Night III: Available either as the original 30"x40" work or as a limited (run of 50) signed giclee print, this evening scene depicts elegantly dressed patrons from another era -- in fact, the same one that inspired Jim Carrey's The Majestic, aka "another error".
Wald's I: The old Wald's Police Supply shop on Elm is now the somehow less nostalgia-inducing Dallas Public Safety Supply, where you can still get both handguns and handcuffs to ensure said public safety and/or the responsible use of safe words.
Mercantile Against The New: In this acrylic, watercolor, and gouache (pigment suspended in water), the old Mercantile building's juxtaposed against Comerica Bank Tower, to which Merc. Bank moved its headquarters upon completion, ultimately resulting in the original building being converted into condos, and Mercantile losing momentum.
Kochan's also released a coffee-table book covering Big D from the '50s to the end of the century -- a period of urban renewal that proved that, when it came to Downtown, it wasn't yet time to get it a body bag...yeahhhh!!!!
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