Instagram, the photo-sharing app of record for the smartphone generation, has a way of making everything look good. The app is so popular that products are now being designed to stand out in its photos — not to mention companies and organizations seeking free advertising by creating convenient photo-ops for social media. If you’re looking to shoot your latest masterpiece, Dallas has a lot to offer. Here are five spots in the city practically guaranteed to get you Liked.
1. The Giant Eyeball
It may be fenced off at the moment, but taking a photo of artist Tony Tasset’s 30-foot sculpture of his own eyeball is pretty much mandatory if you’re spending time downtown. Don’t ask why it’s there, just stick your phone through the fence and choose a scary-looking filter.
2. Dallas Alley in the West End Historic District
West End Marketplace may have closed, but the photogenic arches of Dallas Alley still remain at 2019 N Lamar Street. Seriously, it’s hard to make neon lights look bad on camera.
3. The Traveling Man of Deep Ellum
The three Traveling Man statues near the DART station in Deep Ellum, created by artist Brad Oldham, are more than happy to pose for a photo with you and your friends. Try to catch them on a day when they’re more dressed up than usual.
4. The Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
Opened in 1933, this span across the Trinity was converted to a pedestrian-only bridge and park in 2014. There’s no better place to snap a photo of the Dallas skyline, or the many bridges of the Trinity River Corridor. The park even offers daily fitness classes — maybe try taking a post-Zumba selfie so everyone knows you work out.
5. The Reunion Tower Observation Deck
You all knew this one was coming. Sure, it’s the second place tourists go after a mandatory gawking session at Dealey Plaza, but you’d be lucky to find a better view of the downtown skyline anywhere else. So swallow your fear of heights, buy a ticket and take an elevator ride to Instagram fame.