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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:30 AM   #1
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Irving, TX

This is my first post. These are some pictures taken by me of my adopted hometown, Irving, Texas. Most of them are of the Las Colinas Urban Center and the La Villita neighborhood. Both areas are in the newer, northern part of the city.














































































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Old February 25th, 2011, 12:11 PM   #2
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Very nice shots from that town in Texas
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Old February 25th, 2011, 12:13 PM   #3
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Lovely!

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Old February 25th, 2011, 12:20 PM   #4
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And as Geborgenheit said welcome to SSC forums and keep it up
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #5
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Old February 25th, 2011, 09:46 PM   #6
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My youngest brother's middle name is "Irving" because my parents got married there.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #7
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did everything in Irving just get built? cause it all looks new and where are the people. this town looks lifeless.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 01:04 AM   #8
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Like zero... said. These pics are from a newer part of the city. Life has to grow in a city.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 01:57 AM   #9
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nice shots and great development.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:48 AM   #10
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Thank you for the comments. A lot of this is new development, within the past 10 years or so. Nothing is older than 30 years in these pictures. Las Colinas is a 12,000 acre master planned community.

I actually made an effort to keep the people out of the pictures.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 03:53 AM   #11
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bunt_q, I see you're from Colorado...Vail is my favorite vacation spot! Been to Denver twice, I love the new art museum.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #12
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Great photos! Thank you for sharing. I especially like the contrast between the summer and winter shots of the fountain.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 08:08 PM   #13
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Thanks, Clay_Rock. The pictures were actually taken 5 days apart in February. I think that's the first time in history that the Mustangs froze over. In 5 days it dropped from 75 degrees F to 10 degrees F.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:14 AM   #14
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Incredible town, greetings.
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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:43 AM   #15
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Las Colinas is interesting in that it is almost like its own mini-city with what will become a dense urban core, complete with rail, convention center, etc and is surrounded by suburban type development. Great diversity of housing and business type uses. I know that song and dance has been done before, but I really like the plans that are being executed now, and the fact that the urban center is more of a true cbd/downtown with all types of activity rather than just a glorified mall with some residential and an office building or two. There's actually a real chance for this place to become a 4th large urban core for the metroplex.
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Old February 28th, 2011, 01:10 AM   #16
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That's a great way to put it, rantanamo. The new convention center looks awesome, and I can't wait for them to finish Water Street and the light rail.

I recognize you from dallasmetropolis, been lurking there for years
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Old May 22nd, 2011, 11:08 PM   #17
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More pictures of Irving, Texas

Following are pictures of the southern (historical) part of Irving, specifically the Irving Heritage District, Irving Veterans Memorial Park and Centennial Park.

































































































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nice city with great new development and a quaint heritage area.
never thought that the city froze during the wintertime.
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