Dealy Plaza in Texas where JFK was shot
It isn't exactly like it was, as far as I could determine. The freeway sign and some of the trees have been removed.I have always assumed that there is some kind of preservation order which stops them ever changing the look of that place from that fateful day, for reasons of historical interest? But is that indeed the case? I have noticed in video footage that there are white X's taped on the road indicating the position of the car when each of the shots struck.
Apologies for my ignorance - never been to Dallas - of course there must be a museum, but it had never occurred to me that it was right there. It's such as huge moment in recent American history, that being aware of the President's actual memorial (which is Arlington, right?) and cashing in on visitors being curious might seem a bit morbid ... probably very wrong for a Brit to guess at this without visiting, too.the museum in the building
One thing I've always wanted to do if I get to visit England is do the Whitechappel walk (Don't Judge Me!!!). I think it would be fascinating, but also kind of a let down, since I've watched video on it, and none of those locations look anything like they did. Everything has been updated, so it would be like "Yeah, Jack the Ripper killed these women here, but not really, because it's a Starbuck's now".I suppose that in England the places where many kings were murdered, killed in battle or otherwise disappeared in dubious circumstances are now ruined castles or still undeveloped forests or worked fields... X's marking the spot wouldn't really work.
I took a couple of groups of American students on Ripper walks in a previous life - the very best was with a talented local historian who quickly pointed out hat nothing could match up to everyone's expectations based on horror films. So we walked the walk with lots of alternative stories about the East End, especially things he'd learned from Jewish grandparents who'd settled there. It's still possible to get a bagel from the 24 hour bakery at the top of Brick Lane, but that community has mostly moved on and up - mostly it's curry restaurants now. Then it's a quick left and another body drop site - still after dark, in winter it's quite atmospheric. Throw in medieval monks, plagues, riots and assorted other grisly crimes, it's well worth it.Quit judging me!