Thursday, October 21, 2010

Assassination Tourism

I couldn't leave Dallas without checking out the site of the Kennedy assassination. Among the things I hadn't realized until I saw with my own eyes: JFK was shot on the entrance ramp to a highway; the exact spot where he was shot is marked with an X in the roadway; during breaks in traffic, tourists run into the middle of the street to have their pictures taken next to the X; the cars move pretty damn fast (they're about to merge with highway traffic after all), which makes me wonder how many more people have died on the same spot over the years.

Here's the window from where Lee Harvey Oswald shot (right, second from top) in the former Texas School Book Depository.  

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