Jun 15, 2018

Friday Night Lights in Austin, Texas

The television show Friday Night Lights has resonated with me since its first season in 2006 because of the style in which it was shot, the stories it told, and the way it depicted small town Texas. There was a lot more to FNL than just football. On a recent trip to Dillon (which is actually Austin, Texas) I couldn't pass up the chance to see what remains of the Panther Fieldhouse to explore the filming location where some of Friday Night Light's iconic scenes were captured.
 
Friday Night Lights Austin Texas



Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon
Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon


Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon
Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon
Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon


Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon
Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon


Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon


Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon

Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon
Friday Night Lights Locations Panther Fieldhouse Dillon



Jun 14, 2018

Leland Stanford Mansion in Sacramento, California

Originally built in 1857, and expanded in 1872, this mansion in Sacramento, California is notably the former home of Governor, Senator, railroad tycoon, and university founder, Leland Stanford (1824-1893). Located just a few blocks from the State Capitol, the Leland Stanford Mansion is now the state's official reception center for leaders from around the world.

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
An extensive $22 million, 14 year restoration of the Leland Stanford Mansion was completed in 2005 that brought the home back to how it looked in 1872. Pending official state functions, guided tours of the home and its fully refurbished rooms are available through the visitor center. It's an incredible home to explore, unfortunately no photography is allowed inside.

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
Leland Stanford Mansion ca. 1902
Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
Entrance Hall ca. 1872

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento


Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
Dining Room ca. 1872

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento


Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
Double Parlor ca. 1872

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento
Leland Stanford Mansion ca. 1872
Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento

Leland Stanford Mansion Sacramento