Unless you have been out of the country or had your head buried in the sand you should know by now that Super Bowl XLV is coming to North Texas. It has dominated the news around here for months and I think that most people will be glad when it is over and we can move on to something else. Having said that, Saturday one of my neighbors called and invited me to go downtown with her and her husband to see where ESPN had set up shop in Sundance Square and to see the monument entitled "Cradle of Champions." There were so many people trying to find a place to park and traffic was so awful that I was very glad Mary was driving but I can tell you this - it was well worth battling the crowds.
Fort Worth is known as "Where the West Begins" and because of this most people imagine cowboy boots and ten-gallon hats, while you do see these around Fort Worth, it also has a myriad of cultural and contemporary expressions.
This mural was painted by Richard Haas in 1985 and is located on the south facade of the Jett building in the heart of Sundance Square. The mural is about three stories high and has a three-dimensional effect. If you are a NFL fan you will be seeing this mural a lot during the first week of the Super Bowl.
As we headed back to our car you couldn't help but notice how the city was ablaze with red (the color for the AFC team - Pittsburgh Steelers, who are staying in Fort Worth and practicing at TCU). Even the Bass Performance Hall's angels were in red.
Here they are in the daylight.