John L's Tour of Dealey Plaza,
A and B: Kind of a pastel/watercolor day in the big D. Here are views from the railroad overpass, looking northeast toward the former Texas School Book Depository building – which is at left in Photo 8 where Elm (left) and Main Streets are also seen.
C: Looking toward the overpass. The streets which form the "triple underpass" are Elm (foreground), Main (at left), and Commerce (further left, not in photo). The pointing finger (added to the photo) shows the approximate location where a bullet hit the south curb of Main and fragmented, with bits of metal and/or concrete hitting a bystander.
D: A spot on the curb (looking east and a little north) pointed out to me where the bullet hit. Now I'm reading that the original spot was paved over soon after the shooting, and subsequently that portion of the curbing was removed. So, on to other things...
E: Looking southeast over Elm Street (with the grassy knoll off-camera well to the right), this is the pedestal upon which Abraham Zapruder shot his famous footage of the assassination.
F: The picket fence which meanders from the railroad overpass (right) and then through the crest of the grassy knoll (about center of photo). The Depository building is at left.
G: View from behind the picket fence at the grassy knoll, looking toward the window of the "sniper's nest" on the 6th floor of the Depository.
H: The same view shot with telefoto lens.
I: Plaque on the Depository. The word "allegedly" was not on the original plaque.
J: View along Houston street, looking north.
K: Telefoto view of the 6th floor window. The entire floor is the Sixth Floor Museum which is filled with exhibits depicting the life and death of President Kennedy.
L: With photos I took in May, 1991 while standing atop Zapruder's pedestal, here is a panoramic collage showing Elm Street. The 6th floor window is at upper left, and the base of the grassy knoll is at lower right. At 347K, this photo may take a while to download.
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