This is one lamp in the Hall of Mirrors inside the Civic Music Center in downtown OKC, reflected in the mirror. I love the art deco style.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
This is the inside of the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. The front door is ahead and a little to the left. The view that's straight ahead is a cozy sitting area just between the restaurant and the entryway that looks out onto the street. The check in desk is just beyond the first pillars and to the left. The restaurant is to the extreme left, up at the front of the hotel. I think you can barely see the beginning of the top of the ceiling but I don't think I could capture the feeling of how spacious, yet intimate the room feels, due to the rugs and the large pillars.
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is the Skirvin Hilton, One Park Ave (isn't that a great address), recently renovated and my favorite hotel. Until last night I had never been in it but I just love the unique look and feel of it. I hope some day to try the restaurant and maybe the piano bar, Park, that are housed there.
Oklahoma City has a particularly pretty downtown area. I haven't posted enough pictures of it because I don't really live very close but we were out today looking at wedding venues for my son and his fiancé, so I will have some interesting pictures to post in the next few days.
Monday, January 26, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
This caught my eye as I drove through a beautiful tree-lined neighborhood two blocks from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, in the yard of the Firehouse Art Center, but I didn't know that then. I just saw a house with a huge head in the front yard. I love college towns.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
I took a roundabout route to get breakfast this morning so was surprised to find my regular way home on fire in not one but two places. There were fires in the grassy area between the freeway and the service road. Emerging from the smoke on the other side I found a police car parked with his lights going, watching. Not a runaway burn then. As I slowed and stopped to take photos I couldn't help but think of the terror of the people who live through wildfires. I can't even imagine. As I drove through, these flames in places were a foot from my car but never over the top of it. The images of last year's firestorms were in my mind on the rest of my drive home. I smelled of smoke for hours.
Friday, January 9, 2009
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I just liked the angles on this shot. This wind chime was handmade in Colorado and has a beautiful tone. Unfortunately it now resides on the ground next to the back door because the wind never stops in Oklahoma! I figured if the wind chime annoyed me then it must really bother my neighbors and I did the thoughtful (and sanity preserving) thing and took it down.
Friday, January 2, 2009
I think by far this is the most outstanding image I posted this past year. This statue stands outside the Oklahoma City National Memorial, where the Murrah Building stood. It's across the street, looking away from the memorial, covering his eyes in grief. It's very powerful, as is the memorial itself.