Oh, no! Big Tex burned today.
(photo by John McKibben)
Big Tex was the 52 foot tall icon of the Texas State Fair in Dallas, Texas. He was huge, fun, and slightly creepy. You just can't have the fair without Big Tex walking around and talking in his booming voice! The fair officials said he would be rebuilt next year. I hope they don't 'modernize' him.
(You can see Big Tex at :21)
The mayor and police department said there will be an investigation, but for now, they think it was an electrical fire.
(All photos from FairPark.org)
The fair is held in the historic Fair Park, famous for its Art Deco architecture and sculptures.
Here's the iconic ferris wheel, which is visible year round.
Fair Park is the home of the Cotton Bowl.
It's really worth a trip just to see the art.
The sculptures are so impressive.
This is the band shell...can you imagine how great a concert would be here? It reminds me of a Georgia O'Keefe painting.
This is one of my favorites. I like the fat rolls on its haunches.
R.I.P, Tex. Oooohhh, the Art Deco period is one of my favs. Nice pics.
Posted by: Charlotte | October 19, 2012 at 04:21 PM
That park looks gorgeous! I watched "Shall We Dance" with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rodgers for the second time last night and swooned over the Art Deco interiors.
Posted by: Maria | October 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Love that movie.
Posted by: Laura Irrgang | October 20, 2012 at 07:36 PM