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Old 10-19-2006, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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pictures of my hometown that I have taken.....

Millenium Fountain in downtown Irving




Veteran's Park - downtown


Centennial Park.. Irving is now 102 years old (I think)








Main Library


Palm trees in Las Colinas


Exxon Mobil Headquarters


Random shopping center


Monorail that runs through the business district


Omni Mandalay Hotel


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the las colinas business district from the hwy 114 and O'Connor intersection


Irving skyline
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mansions up on the hills


The Four Seasons


Irving's newest high school is on the right.. impressive inside


nice mix of area homes...
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That's it!
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:13 PM
 
Location: The Big D
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WOW!!! I have not been to the downtown area of Irving in awhile. It sure has changed. New parks and nice main library. What happened to Plymouth Park area? We used to go over there all the time. There was a Sanger-Harris there (no mall, just the store). Irving Mall was the only mall we could drag my dad to as it was only a 1 story.

I loved the monorail in Las Colinas. That and the canal made for great cheap (read = free) entertainment when we were in college.

That new high school must of had the same architects that designed our school districts Special Events Center. Way too similiar to not.
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Millenium Fountain in downtown Irving
Hey, I didn't see a space ship there....
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Old 10-19-2006, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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WOW!!! I have not been to the downtown area of Irving in awhile. It sure has changed. New parks and nice main library. What happened to Plymouth Park area? We used to go over there all the time. There was a Sanger-Harris there (no mall, just the store). Irving Mall was the only mall we could drag my dad to as it was only a 1 story.

I loved the monorail in Las Colinas. That and the canal made for great cheap (read = free) entertainment when we were in college.

That new high school must of had the same architects that designed our school districts Special Events Center. Way too similiar to not.
Downtown Irving has cleaned up its act and there's more to come in the next few years. It will resemble Downtown Plano because there is a train stop there and there is interest in revitalizing the area. The Plymouth Park area is mostly dead now. The Montgomery Ward's was the last one to go a few years ago and now everything seems to be vacant. Irving Mall is also hurting and most Irvingites I know refuse to go there. Retail will make a comeback in the city in a few years when Texas Stadium gets torn down and new stores and what not get built there.

The monorail is still operating but they shut it down at 3 in the afternoon on weekdays. The canal area is also dead and I rarely see the gondolas out anymore.
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Old 10-19-2006, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Wow..very cool...Thanks for the pictures!!
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Old 10-23-2006, 01:39 PM
 
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Great pictures. Where is Irving ? How far from Arlington, Dallas? I Love that all of you are showing pics of the different areas of Texas. I would have loved to go to the Stockyard in Ft Worth? While I was visiting this past weekend.
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Old 10-23-2006, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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Irving is northwest of Dallas... right next to the airport and about 15-20 minutes away from Arlington. You should definitely visit the stockyards the next time you're in town... it's what most expect Texas to look like lol
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Old 10-25-2006, 06:01 AM
 
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Good moring Tex, LOL yeah I quess us northnern folk like myself have a faint picture of what Texas will look like. Now I quess I`m considered to be a southern since I live in Florida Now . Again those pics were beautiful. I really liked the homes. They are different from those I looked at in Mansfield over the weekend. I think I would like a community like that. I had a hard time with the fences. The home are beautiful there but, the fences around them take away from the beauty. I also noticed a pic with a palm tree? Is that unusual for Texas? I`m looking forward to maybe a return to Texas in the near future. I also enjoy the posts and the pics everyone send for us newbies Take care. Terri
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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Florida's a weird state, it's part redneck South, part 'lil Havana', part New England, part Hollywoodesque. Depending on which part you live in, you may or may not qualify as Southern. Of course there is the whole testing process and giving up your Northern Citizenship....
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Lake Highlands - Dallas
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Terri- I've been to Mansfield a few times and while I think it's nice I think it's a little bland. I like neighborhoods with different housing styles, and with wooded lots. Palm trees are all over DFW now that the weather is warmer... many backyards around town have palm trees surrounding their pools. You should check out the La Villita Community if you like the Mediterranean look. just visit lavillitalife . com
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