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Old 03-09-2010, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Hey guys, Im going on a trip down to Texas soon with stops in Dallas, just wondering where the best cross street or location would be to get a nice photo of the downtown skyline? Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:05 PM
 
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From the lawn by the pool at the Belmont Hotel.
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Old 03-09-2010, 10:53 PM
 
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From the lawn by the pool at the Belmont Hotel.
Funny you mention this, I was there tonight. The view was incredible. Downtown mixes almost seamlessly with all of the new developments in uptown.
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Old 03-09-2010, 11:14 PM
 
Location: Knox - Henderson
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The Belmont is a great suggestion. There are also some good vantage points from across the river to the west at the end of the Continental Ave. bridge and the Commerce St. bridge, or to the south from the Houston St. bridge. You can also get great shots in that area from the top of some of the parking garages at Methodist Hospital (corner of Beckley @ W. Colorado). For a completely different perspective, Downtown Dallas looks good from the north --- it just looks like a totally different city than it does from the SW. For that, you could get lots of shots from Uptown along the Woodall Rodgers Freeway access road.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:36 AM
 
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How is Burnett Field for a spot to take a photo from? Is that area sketch? Looks a little iffy on google street view.
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Old 03-10-2010, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Knox - Henderson
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How is Burnett Field for a spot to take a photo from? Is that area sketch? Looks a little iffy on google street view.
If that is the name of the vacant land at E. Colorado @ I-35, then you can get some great shots from there. That close to I-35 is the least desirable part of Colorado Blvd., but I wouldn't hesitate going there in the daytime. You might also go a few blocks west on Colorado to Lake Cliff (E. Colorado @ Zang). Here is a view from the south side of the lake: Lake Cliff Tower: Views (http://www.lakeclifftower.com/views.html - broken link)
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:18 AM
 
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I think that field is where those 3 crosses are located near the dairy plant. It's kind of an industrial area, but fine during the day...I'm not sure where you would park there, but I've never looked.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:46 AM
 
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If that is the name of the vacant land at E. Colorado @ I-35, then you can get some great shots from there. That close to I-35 is the least desirable part of Colorado Blvd., but I wouldn't hesitate going there in the daytime. You might also go a few blocks west on Colorado to Lake Cliff (E. Colorado @ Zang). Here is a view from the south side of the lake: Lake Cliff Tower: Views (http://www.lakeclifftower.com/views.html - broken link)
That vacant land used to be home to Burnett Field, the Dallas baseball stadium.

Burnett Field - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 03-11-2010, 02:53 PM
 
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I would probably want a nice time laps shot of the downtown at night also, any safe places?
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:54 PM
 
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As was mentioned earlier, the Belmont Hotel patio has one of the best skyline views; it's safe and covered (you can also grab a drink).
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