Downtown Fort Worth Water
Right in downtown Fort Worth is a largely neglected
and virtually unknown water garden. It's right next to the old and
new courthouses and is on the corner of Main Street, yet it is somehow
a secret to most denizens... except the homeless ones.
Unfortunately, we didn't get a lot of shots
of the best areas at this spot. This was the third site we visited
on this day, so the batteries in my digi-cam were almost completely dead
and Dani only had a few shots left in hers (we brought both).
||In the back- ground Dani is sitting right
near the edge of the park. Little channels carry the water all through
the garden and make a few interesting displays.
We were surprised to find that the water
was on at all (that's why we stopped here, actually!), since it was dried
up and all nasty last time we were here.
||This overlook is part of the trail, although
there are some interesting sections (not photographed) where you can make
your way through the woods down to the river.
||And after this we jumped over the railing
and plunged to our deaths.
||The view is pretty good from here and,
yes, we looked into exploring the power plant across the river.
Update: The two smokestacks at the
plant and the structure just to the right of the tower on the left were
all demolished in 9/2005.
A little further to the right you would
be able to see the Swift ruins.
||Some more of the water channels that run
throughout the park.
||Dani by one of the later sections on the
||More homeless guys further up the street.
A couple of them were leaving the area before we pulled up. They
went on to meet up with three more of their buddies in the park across
Last time we were here we ran across some
backpacks, but didn't see any "wildlife" per se.
on a chilly Sunday morning.