2015 REWIND: OUR FAVORITE PHOTOS

We went through the entire year of 2015 posts on We Denton Do It and pulled a few of our favorite images from the past year. Looking back, one thing we can't ignore is the fact that we have a bunch of talented photographers in Denton capturing awesome moments on their phones, DSLRs, and film cameras. Also, we eat and drink too much probably.

If you ask us, a long post full of big pretty photos is probably our favorite type of post. We figured you'd dig it too. Click on most of the photos below to be led back to that photographer's Instagram account, or click on the links to reread some of our favorite pieces from the past year.


We had a few snow days in 2015. @zach_ashcraft

We had a few snow days in 2015. @zach_ashcraft

Love to the crew at Oak St. Drafthouse. Photo by Preciosa Johnson. 

Love to the crew at Oak St. Drafthouse. Photo by Preciosa Johnson. 

@hp_kane and the new SCRAP mural by Mick Burson. 

@hp_kane and the new SCRAP mural by Mick Burson. 

@stephanierosephoto documented this image on the courthouse lawn after the supreme court ruling on gay marriage. 

@stephanierosephoto documented this image on the courthouse lawn after the supreme court ruling on gay marriage. 

@abrahamcampillo on the courthouse lawn during an impromptu snowball fight last winter. 

@abrahamcampillo on the courthouse lawn during an impromptu snowball fight last winter. 

Wandervan and Jason Upshaw took to the Denton roads to take on Uber and give Dentonites stylish rides last year. Check out our interview with Upshaw here or the time when we pitted him against Uber here. 

Wandervan and Jason Upshaw took to the Denton roads to take on Uber and give Dentonites stylish rides last year. Check out our interview with Upshaw here or the time when we pitted him against Uber here

@zach_ashcraft at a UNT recital. 

@zach_ashcraft at a UNT recital. 

Brutal Juice during 35 Denton. 

Brutal Juice during 35 Denton. 

@scoof with a great storm shot last year. 

@scoof with a great storm shot last year. 

Local bar tenders helping to Keep Denton Beautiful during the Great American Cleanup. 

Local bar tenders helping to Keep Denton Beautiful during the Great American Cleanup. 

2015 brought some attention to the confederate soldier statue in front of the courthouse in downtown Denton. After lots of attention was brought to race relations in the nation, someone spray painted "This is racist" in red letters on the top of the infamous statue. Afterwards, the statue became the subject of lots of attention with lots of internet arguments that we all had to read through. In addition, there were lots of face-to-face arguments. The above photo from @shopdenton showcases local businessman, Willie Hudspeth, protesting the statue's placement and Stephen Passariello counter protesting while simultaneously open-carrying. 

2015 brought some attention to the confederate soldier statue in front of the courthouse in downtown Denton. After lots of attention was brought to race relations in the nation, someone spray painted "This is racist" in red letters on the top of the infamous statue. Afterwards, the statue became the subject of lots of attention with lots of internet arguments that we all had to read through. In addition, there were lots of face-to-face arguments. The above photo from @shopdenton showcases local businessman, Willie Hudspeth, protesting the statue's placement and Stephen Passariello counter protesting while simultaneously open-carrying. 

2015 was the year many of us had to learn to back-in angle park. Photo by @whereismyrobot. 

2015 was the year many of us had to learn to back-in angle park. Photo by @whereismyrobot. 

2015 brought lots to Denton in terms of food. One of our new favs is the burger at Barley and Board. Photo by @thepinkantler. 

2015 brought lots to Denton in terms of food. One of our new favs is the burger at Barley and Board. Photo by @thepinkantler. 

This year saw plenty of new businesses opening up in Denton. One of our favorites is The Bearded Monk on McKinney St. Here's a photo from Preciosa Johnson from our piece about them last fall. 

This year saw plenty of new businesses opening up in Denton. One of our favorites is The Bearded Monk on McKinney St. Here's a photo from Preciosa Johnson from our piece about them last fall. 

Bunnies at Dan's from @ShopDenton. 

Bunnies at Dan's from @ShopDenton. 

Harvest House quickly became one of Denton's favorite venues last year. Here's Skagg Phillips on their stage last summer.  

Harvest House quickly became one of Denton's favorite venues last year. Here's Skagg Phillips on their stage last summer.  

voltREvolt at 35 Denton before Thomas left us for the PNW. Photo by @mer.rie. View more photos from the festival here. 

voltREvolt at 35 Denton before Thomas left us for the PNW. Photo by @mer.rie. View more photos from the festival here

A great Denton beer in front of our courthouse. Photo by @filmhauspictures. 

A great Denton beer in front of our courthouse. Photo by @filmhauspictures. 

Denton sunset photo by @phototerminus. 

Denton sunset photo by @phototerminus. 

Banter closed up and was quickly replaced by 940's. We absolutely love the food and drinks at the new place. Here's a photo from our preview of the space last fall. 

Banter closed up and was quickly replaced by 940's. We absolutely love the food and drinks at the new place. Here's a photo from our preview of the space last fall. 

The "A Certain Mr. Rose" cocktail at 940's is one of the best in town. Check out more photos from 940's and our thoughts on the space here. 

The "A Certain Mr. Rose" cocktail at 940's is one of the best in town. Check out more photos from 940's and our thoughts on the space here

The Lacy cocktail at Barley and Board is another one of our faves. Check out more from our preview of the space here. 

The Lacy cocktail at Barley and Board is another one of our faves. Check out more from our preview of the space here

@mrhuggins

@mrhuggins

@glenfarris

@glenfarris

Pizza Snob started slingin' dough late last summer on the ground floor of the H2 apartment complex on Hickory and quickly won a space in our hearts with their candied jalapeno and sausage combination. Check out our review of the place here. 

Pizza Snob started slingin' dough late last summer on the ground floor of the H2 apartment complex on Hickory and quickly won a space in our hearts with their candied jalapeno and sausage combination. Check out our review of the place here

Leoncarlo at Oaktopia. Check out our recap of this year's festival here or some photos of the event here. 

Leoncarlo at Oaktopia. Check out our recap of this year's festival here or some photos of the event here

Sara Jaffe at Oaktopia. Check out our recap of this year's festival here or some photos of the event here. 

Sara Jaffe at Oaktopia. Check out our recap of this year's festival here or some photos of the event here

Judy Smith of Rose Costumes fame created another special spot in town with this "Chairy Orchard." 

Judy Smith of Rose Costumes fame created another special spot in town with this "Chairy Orchard." 

We had a fundraiser for the new Eureka playground in the form of a Cannonball Contest/Pool Party at the end of the summer of 2015. 

We had a fundraiser for the new Eureka playground in the form of a Cannonball Contest/Pool Party at the end of the summer of 2015. 

The North Texas State Fair from @veronica_n_denton. 

The North Texas State Fair from @veronica_n_denton. 

Star Wars was just one of the great movies played outside in downtown Denton this year. @peopleofdenton

Star Wars was just one of the great movies played outside in downtown Denton this year. @peopleofdenton

@__will

@__will

The chalk car from Arts, Antiques and Autos. @WeDentonDoIt. 

The chalk car from Arts, Antiques and Autos. @WeDentonDoIt. 

We'll end with this shot from Denton Music Workshop's Recital at Harvest House. 

We'll end with this shot from Denton Music Workshop's Recital at Harvest House.