Photo(s) of the Week: Cattle Drive

Posted by Adrienne on July 31, 2013 under Uncategorized | Be the First to Comment

We found this series of sculptures portraying a cattle drive in a park in downtown Dallas, Texas:

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From Dallas, Texas

Dallas was on the Texas Road, a pre-Civil War cattle drive route from central Texas to Kansas City and other railheads in Kansas and Missouri.

The sculptures cover a large area in the park, and even interact with the surrounding landscape, coming down a hill and passing through a small creek:

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From Dallas, Texas

Note the cowboy at the top of the hill, and all the cows coming down the slope:

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From Dallas, Texas

The amount of detail on the different cows and the three cowboys is stunning. The cows all have brands on them, and we saw several different designs of brands. The cowboys have all the right kind of gear – the spurs even spin! – and two of the three are herding stray cows back into the line:

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From Dallas, Texas

The third cowboy sits on the top of the hill overlooking the herd of cows and the park. His view from the top of the hill is worth the climb, but we seem to have not taken a good photo of it, so you’ll just have to visit Dallas yourself to see!

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From Dallas, Texas

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