Art Deco Canyon
I grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. At one time Tulsa was considered to be the oil capitol of the world. The result was that during the mid 1920's through the late 1940's the oil barons built an impressive collection of art deco buildings. A blogging friend recently dubbed this area of downtown the "Art Deco Canyon" and I think it is the perfect description. When ever my wife and I return to Tulsa, I LOVE going downtown and photographing some of the most beautiful buildings in this part of the country. Recently, my 50 year high school reunion was held in downtown Tulsa, so we spent part of one afternoon walking around the area. My wife and I both worked downtown and met on the metropolitan bus, but that's another story for another day. Here are but a few examples of the exteriors. Next week, we will take a look at some of the interiors and details. I could spend a week in a nine square block area and never get bored of making images.
If you plan to visit Tulsa, there is a tunnel tour that is really cool. That's right several of these buildings are connected by underground tunnels. Many workers still use them to get around when the weather turns bad. Have a blessed Day.