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West 7th St. Then & Now

I love Fort Worth almost as much as I love Texas. I lived in Austin for one year and while I lived there all I could think about was how much I wanted to move back to Fort Worth.

There are many reasons to love my city, one reason is that it is an economic boom town, another is that it has lots of beautiful places to visit and mostly nice people to meet. There is still a small town feel here, at least for some of us. 

Lately West 7th St. has become one of my favorite places to visit. Recently on a date night with my wife I was telling her how West 7th had recently become an attraction in Fort Worth, and how all of the clubs, restaurants, bars and other attractions were relatively new.

I didn’t realize how new until I compiled this set of pictures using Google Maps that compare West 7th St. in 2007 to West 7th St. in 2013. 

(links below, then click the clock and change the date)

W. 7th going East Then & Now


Still headed East..


West 7th & Norwood Then & Now


W. 7th & Currie St. Then & Now


W. 7th Then & Now 


Crocket (parallel to 7th one st. down) Then & Now 


Going West on 7th Then & Now


Driving Into Downtown Then & Now




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Mexico Celebrates its Independence

To view more photos and videos of last night’s celebrations, visit the Plaza de la Constitución (Zócalo) location page.

Mexico celebrates its independence every September with parades, festivals, feasts, parties and the iconic Grito de Dolores (Cry of Dolores). Also known as El Grito de la Independencia (Cry of Independence), it was originally uttered by priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla in the small town of Dolores on September 16, 1810.

That first grito served as a pronouncement of the war against Spain and the event has since assumed near mythic status. The tradition is carried on each year on September 15 when the standing President of Mexico rings a bell and repeats a cry of patriotism based upon the Grito de Dolores. The speech ends with a threefold shout of “¡Viva México! from the balcony of the National Palace to the assembled crowd in the Plaza de la Constitución, or Zócalo, one of the largest public plazas in the world.

(Source: ohrochester)