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Friday, June 18, 2010

Weekend Reflections - Cattle Drive!



Located in Pioneer Plaza in Dallas, Texas is the largest bronze sculpture of this nature in the world. It is entitled, "Cattle Drive", and consists of three cowboys and 50 steers. It was created by artist Robert Summers. The sculpture is located on the original path of the Shawnee Trail, a trail that was used in the 1850's.

This is just a small part of the sculpture, where some of the steer are crossing a small creek. I caught their reflection in the water, and I love the juxtaposition of the old and new with the cattle surround by the skyscrapers.



This is a very short clip (1.45 minutes) that shows the whole sculpture.



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26 comments:

Brian Miller said...

i have been there! there is a great steak place near there too...hmmm...irony. great pic!

Sylvia K said...

I'm originally from Dallas and my son still lives there, so this was fun for me to see! Terrific reflections! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

Bonnie said...

You have captured a FABULOUS shot there Pat. Love the reflections and contrast between city and cattle drive, old and new. Just great!!

Meeko Fabulous said...

That's super neat! Thanks for sharing!

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for sharing, I never knew this existed. It's fabulous, and the cattle look so lifelike. The reflection is awesome, fun video too!

Carletta said...

Well, they say they do things big in Texas and this is big! :)
A cool shot!!

Carol said...

What a great reflection shot, Pat! And I love the video with the sounds of a cattle drive and the views of the sculptures. My youngest daughter in Dallas at the University in Irving. This is a cool weekend reflection

misslynda said...

I did not know that existed either. It is amazing. What a great tribute to our country's heritage - - - and is definitely a better sculpture to look at than the pregnancy belly!!!

Kathy's Klothesline said...

WOW ........ just WOW

Regina said...

This is really wonderful reflections.
Thank you for sharing the history side. Great post Pat.
Happy weekend.

Rae said...

Wow. Very impressive. Guess it is true. Everything really is bigger in Texas.

Sunny said...

That is so awesome. Great reflection!
☼ Sunny

maiaT said...

Amazing, what a titanic artwork!
Nice reflection photo too.
Have a great weekend!

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namaki said...

very impressive !

Eden said...

Fantastic reflection. I enjoyed so much the video. It's really amazing. Thank you for sharing.

Louis la Vache said...

I am «Louis la Vache» and I'm not sure whether I approve of driving my bovine brethren or not!

Steven Anthony said...

I always enjoy traveling with you.....GREAT shot!

Cassie said...

Wow! That's an amazing sculpture grouping. I like that old/new vibe too.

jabblog said...

That is extraordinary! What a wonderful display - so much life and movement!

awarewriter said...

Amazing sculpture and a very nice image.

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Great sculpture and shot!
Thanks for sharing it :)
~B xx

Allen said...

I just love your reflections. They are all so interesting. The old and new in the same photo. Excellent!!

Thanks Pat for taking me along!

ruma2008 said...

The reflection is very artistic.
And it has a heartwarming atmosphere...

Greetings.
ruma

SquirrelQueen said...

When I first scrolled down I saw the photo before I started reading, I thought those were real cattle. It is a very life like sculpture.

That is a beautiful reflection.

Lindy MacDuff said...

Fantastic sculpture, and I like how you were able to capture the reflection of it, too. Must see on our next trip to Dallas!