X Marks the Spot
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Houston and Elm St.
Nightmare on Elm Street - see the 6th Floor Window?
Here's a better view of the 6th Floor - it's 2nd to the top
The Grassy Knoll - where a 4th shot was made - which remains a mystery to this day
The Exact Spot where JFK Was Shot
View of JFK of the 6th Floor Had He Looked Back
The JFK Experience
I realized that the title "Nightmare on Elm Street" pertains to the assassination of JFK. This was the street where he was shot. So on the only day that the sun was out in Dallas last week - I packed my camera and rode a cab to downtown. I intentionally left at 10 before 12 to target and simulate the time JFK was shot. At 12:25 PM, we were already on Houston St. and I asked the cab driver to go past the building via Elm St.
At 12:30 PM I asked him to stop and to allow me to go down. This was the exact time and the exact spot where John F Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, 44 years and 22 days have passed.
I was being ritualistic and spooky but I wanted to honor him my kind of way.
I got in the aptly named 6th Floor Museum to have a view from the exact window, but photos weren't allowed. Nonetheless this highlight of my downtown Dallas trip is encased, the same way the 6th floor spot is now encased in glass, in memory.
More shots, no pun intended, of Downtown Dallas here. Click on the right side to move to the next.
A slideshow is also here. Enjoy.
I practically saw what the entire Downtown Dallas has to offer. I guess after seeing the Dealey Plaza,, Old Red Museum, Union Station, the Reunion Arena and the lollipop tower, err, the Reunion Tower, the old Neiman Marcus, Thanksgiving Plaza, Nasher Sculpture Center and the Dallas Museum of Art I'm not sure what I missed...
Ah yes, I missed a good pair of shoes - as I practically, rather impractically and painfully saw the whole Dallas downtown on foot :)
Time to go from downtown back to the 'burbs and shop some more. :)