Travel bloggers are big on making lists. Best places they’ve been, greatest places to get food, even the poshest bathrooms in the world. Sometimes they are a little more negative, and talk about the worsts. One published today listed the worst places in the world to travel – and listed Fort Worth as one of the seven worst.
I’ll save you the trouble of going there to read it. Here’s what it says –
Unfortunately, for as big as Texas is, it’s mostly terrible (its cities, anyway). Nowhere exemplifies this more than Ft. Worth, which is definitely one of the worst places in the world as far as I’m concerned.
Now, some will say that “iconic” Ft. Worth districts, such as The Stockyards, are meant to be kitschy or, worse, “authentic.” But to me, Ft. Worth is nothing more than meets the eye – which is incredibly run-down and depressing – and worse, it’s only a couple hours up I-35 from my house in Austin. – Robert from LeaveYourDailyHell.com
Whoa whoa whoa. Kitschy? Run-down and depressing? What?
When I tried to point out some of the things that make Fort Worth one of my favorite cities, I was told I had an unrefined sense of humor. Maybe. Or maybe I just have my eyes open when I’m walking around Fort Worth. You tell me.
I could fill this blog with photo essay after beautiful photo essay of Fort Worth. I could spend hours showing you the charm, culture and history of this great city. But if you have your eyes firmly closed when you visit, what good will it do?
It is also worth noting that the best is yet to come! Sundance Square is reopening next month, and I’m sure it will be the opposite of run-down and depressing. The Trinity River Vision Authority is working towards river walks and canals all along the river in the Panther Island area. Concept drawings can be found here.
Featured photo is by dingatx of the Main Street Bridge.
So you tell me – have you been to Fort Worth? Does it deserve this mistreatment?