Dallas, Texas: Giant Wordless Murals (Gone)Huge, sometimes surreal murals cover some downtown Dallas walls, thanks to the Dallas City Council. These were eventually phased out.
- The murals could be easily viewed from the intersection between Field Street and the downtown Dart rail tracks.
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It's hit and miss, and sometimes kinda commercial in nature. Some aren't even painted on - it's a huge, enormous wallpaper/banner that been hung from a building, but pretty eye candy nonetheless.[Ed, 02/21/2010]
This is worth stepping off the beaten path of I-35 or I-30 as you breeze through Dallas to cooler climates. This is a giant mural of a pudgy little kid pulling a wagon full of toy cars painted on the side of a building overlooking a parking lot. But wait... The little toy cars are the same size as real cars in real life! There is also another building-size mural of whales visible from this location.
The wagon mural was subject to some bizarre attention recently when wall-size murals promoting hit movies began appearing downtown. The Dallas City Council, in it's infinite wisdom, wanted to regulate this giant advertising, so they wanted to distinguished the "art" from the "ad." The rule of thumb? "Advertising" has words. "Art" does not. Think any fans of roadside attractions might disagree with the city council?[Mark Levine, 08/11/2001]
Dallas has gone mural-crazy. Paul Goyins sent us a view of another mural, a conductor and his orchestra floating in space. ...