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ICEFALL PORTAL

Text and Photography • 9 images


Copyright 2011 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved. No part of this material or any of the images may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from the author/photographer/artist.





Tarrant County College is not unlike the plot from one of the original Star Trek television episodes. In that particular episode a giant, one-cell organism existed in a zone of dark space absorbing everything in its path. During their investigation, the crew of the good ship Enterprise learned that the organism was about to reproduce through cellular division and gobble up everything.


And that’s a just short of a close description of this educational institution that began its existence in the mid-1960s as a single campus, Junior college. Now it’s the Tarrant County College District, boasting a number of campuses across the Metroplex as well as large presence in downtown Fort Worth.


One of those downtown buildings—actually a group of buildings—is a campus that the college bought that came along with an already existing leasing tenant by the name of RadioShack Corporation. This is a short-term arrangement since the RadioShack Corporation is expected to eventually move to a new site. (RadioShack actually had the campus built, but then sold the buildings to new owners with the condition that RadioShack could continue leasing the property.)


It is at this downtown campus that the college shares with RadioShack that I took the Icefall Photographs made the basis of this Portal. The images are of the campus area exposed to the west and enclosed by buildings on the other three sides. The photographs were taken during one of the very rare ice and snow events that Fort Worth infrequently endures. And, in fact, this particular wintery episode was a low-temperature record breaker.


As with the other photographic portals on this site, you can start with the first image and view them one after another (they're linked) or click any image and go directly to the web page for that photograph, photography data and associated narrative.





Icefall Site, 2B
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Icefall Site,5B
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Icefall, No. 1B
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Icefall, No. 2B
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Icefall, No. 3B
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Alien Ice, No. 1B
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Alien Ice, No. 2B
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Icefall II, No. 1B
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Icefall II, No. 4B
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