Ma & pa
Ma & pa
— Sylvia Plath (via awelltraveledwoman)
This is a 30 foot tall eyeball. Smack dab in the middle of downtown Dallas. It’s by artist Tony Tasset, originally created for a temporary exhibition in Chicago — now part of an exhibition co-sponsored by the Nasher Sculpture Center and the swanky five-star Joule Hotel. (ahem, we are not staying there) An example of the private arts investment reshaping Dallas. You run into all kinds of this cool stuff all over town.
All Things Considered Host Melissa Block and Senior Producer Matt Martinez are broadcasting from member station KERA in Dallas, TX. Follow along as they report on big changes in this super-sized state.
We open the show tonight with a chat with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings — and then NPR Dallas Correspondent Wade Goodwyn gives us a big Texas welcome in Klyde Warren Park — an urban park built over a freeway in downtown Dallas. Big beautiful open space, as you can see. We were there in the morning, so not many folks around — but it’s usually PACKED. (lots of taco trucks!) And it was a bit chilly, so Wade lent Melissa his suit jacket.
— Carl Sagan, Cosmos (via simplelittlebookworm)