Dealey Plaza as seen from the highway. Starting to get excited, this place is real!
What used to be the Texas School Book Depository is now the Dallas County Administration Building. In the few years after the assassination a lot of people in Dallas wanted the building to be torn down because to them it was too strong a reminder of the awful act that took place there.
The sixth floor window, as viewed from Elm St.
After watching so many documentaries about this place and the assassination it felt very familiar and a bit surreal to be there.
Lots of traffic, both auto and foot.
This is the pedastal where Abraham Zuprader stood to capture his infamous footage. Linda felt strange smiling for a picture...
...but I told her I didn't think it was disrespectful.
No one else seemed to know why this raised concrete was significant to that day's events.
Mostly everyone was only really interested in photographing the "X" in the street that marks the approximate location where the fatal shot landed.
The "X" that marks the fatal location, in the center lane of Elm St.
Though the original fence at the top of the grassy knoll is long gone, a replica has been kept in-tact.
The utterly ridiculous and hilarious sign marking the impossible-to-miss-anyway "Grassy Knoll".
The triple underpass.
The view of Dealey Plaza from the sidewalk on Elm, near the "X".
GRASSY KNOLL YA'LL.
GRASSY KNOLL and the triple underpass and us.
At the top of the grassy knoll, behind the fence near the trainyard where conspiracy theorist believe a second gunman was located.
Lots of graffiti on the other side of the fence.
Lots of names and dates and some interesting scribbles from conspiracy-theorists and anti-conspiracy folk.
Made sure to get a close-up of this one for Phil.
This particular one struck me as amusing.
The view a theoretical "second gunman" might have had that day. The "X" is near the center of frame.
The second gunman?!?!
Or is this him?
This dude was yapping about something but mostly I think he was just hocking books.
The steps down towards Elm.
The Administration building from across the street near where "The Umbrella Man" and some other actually identified witnesses stood.
Lots of tourists on the Monday after the game.
Some people slowed down, others did not. Reminded me of visiting Abbey Road.
A group of (presumably) foreign students who asked me if this was the place where JFK was shot.
Dealery Plaza is actually a nice little park.
A monument marking the exact route that the motorcade took.
Main St. The motorcade came toward the camera and made a right onto Houston.
Houston Ave. The motorcade would make a hard left onto Elm in front of the School Book Depository.
The JFK Memorial.
An inscription in the ground in front of the memorial.
Wish we could have seen it at night.
It was very peaceful and solemn inside. Being that it is inteded to inspire reflection, this is appropriate.
Standing at the corner of Houston and Main.
This picture was taken from the center lane of Elm at the approximate location of the "X" looking towards the Grassy Knoll.
The next day we stopped at Rose Hill Cemetary near Fort Worth on our way to Austin to see if we could find Lee Harvey Oswald's grave. The employees of the cemetary won't tell you where it is, but thankfully the internet is a thing that exists.
Since the employees won't help you find Oswald's grave a comedian who used "Nick Beef" as a stage name bought the plot next to Oswald for about $2,000 and placed a headstone over the empty grave to help people find Oswald. Rose Hill employees quickly caught on and won't divulge the location of Nick Beef, either.