That’s me, upside down ………. which IS actually sort of how I felt just then:)
And I am very VERY thankful for the children who have not yet lost their innate creativity ………..
These were taken using the solarizing effect, on the Motorola Photon (Android 2.3) cell phone. Something about the afternoon sunlight, filtering through the blinds & a new toy!
Welcome to the Blue Dome District of Tulsa, OK!
It is situated at the edge of the downtown area, where defunct warehouses & other old buildings are being re-groovified. This district lies along a section of the ‘Mother Road‘. Oklahoma, by the way, has a longer stretch of this fabled highway than any of the other states it goes through ……
In the 1920′s, there was a corner filling station, where the proprietor lived upstairs. And you could drive up any hour of the day or night, & wake him up for that old-fashioned kind of service. This district was named after this filling station, as it was topped by …… a blue dome.
This is the area for downtown nightlife, & there are many trendy restaurants, bars & clubs, several sporting large outdoor murals.
I find it interesting & amusing that this Week’s Photo Challenge: BLUE is so well represented in the liquor industry:)
A variety of eateries are available in the Blue Dome District, all with distinctive appeal.
There are a variety of businesses, of course, in the Blue Dome District …. even a bowling alley, The Dust Bowl “where the wind comes sweeping down the lanes”! And kudos for the historical reference — the Dust Bowl hit Oklahoma very hard. Think: ‘Grapes of Wrath’. (Alas, I did not take a pic of the new Adult Superstore, because it is new construction & I don’t care for porn. But I wish I had a photo now, to round out the “experience”. Please forgive my inadvertant editing ………;)
The Blue Dome District values its vintage Art Deco heritage, & the details of the architecture are preserved & highlighted. There’s a “look” to the area. Even the bus stops are cool!
**** There’s no place like Dome ****
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