Flying Pegasus and Reunion Tower BW- We captured these two iconic landmark features of downtown Dallas the Flying Pegasus and Reunion Tower in black and white. The Flying Pegasus sit on top of a oil derick in front of the Omni hotel in downtown Dallas. This Pegasus had been on top of the Magnolia Hotel for more than half of a century till it was so rusted and damaged that it had to be taken down. The city of Dallas replace it with a new pegasus on top of the building for a cost of around 600,000. The orginal pegaus sat in a warehouse for years until a group of nostagic people came together and started the process of bringing it back to life, this city of dallas artistans came together and started to help bring it back. It was no small feat as no one seem to know where it was at first. Finally the orginal pegasus was found and then it needed a home and it was placed on an oil derrick in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. From this location you can see two landmark for the city of Dallas with the Flying Pegasus and the Reunion Tower in view.
Dallas Psychedelic Traveling Man – A whismical creation of the 38 foot tall stainless steel robot sculpture in digital psychedelic colors that is shown walking through the Dallas area in an area known as the Deep Ellum. The deep ellum is the area where the rail road had once thrived now it part of the transit rail line. The sculpture was created with element of that area such as the rivet that would of been used on the rail road tracks, the bird because the area had been know for song bird, the guitar shaped head to represent the music in the area and the long legs as his desire to travel and a piece of each is including in all the traveling man series. Each segment comes from the past stories about the area that the artist incorporated into the sculpture. All of these element are meant to tie the history of the area together with a whimsical theme. Here he towers above the city transit train station at 38 feet as he walks along with his little bird on his arm with Dallas skyline in the background in the Deep Ellum area. The Deep Ellum area is a popular area with restaurants, bars, music, along with art galleries and other shops in the area. This is the only one images of traveling man series in Dallas. There are two more traveling man series to be seen in the same area, the banjo playing traveling man and the birth of the traveling man.
Dallas McDermott Bridge Reflection Pano 007 – The new Margaret McDermott Bridge in downtown Dallas with skyline at twilight. We captured this after a rain storm so there was water in the Trinity for a nice reflection of the city and bridge. This is a steel bridge suspended with two arches over the Trinity River previously IH30 and is part of the Trinity project. This bridge is also designed to accomodate a pedestrian and bike path to join the area other hike and bike trails. This city skyline has all the usual iconic dallas buildings most promenant like the Reunion Tower, Bank of America, to the alway colorful Omni Hotel in view plus many other high rise buildings in the city downtown area. Dallas is located in north Texas and is a modern city with many varieties of commercial business along with being cultural hub of the region. Downtown’s Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza commemorates the site of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963. The city has a large Arts District, with the Dallas Museum of Art, the Crow Collection of Asian Art and many other art, music and culture entertainment areas. We stumble upon the Deep Ellum area on a Saturday night and I can say this place was a happening place with restaurants and music venues all through out this area. This is a vibrant city that offers a lot to tourist and local who visit the downtown. was a twilight view from here but not an easy shot I had to climb up the side of levy then down again on the other side and then wade into the water to capture this image of the Dallas skyline with the McDermont bridge to create this nice reflection.
This Dallas vintage Pegasus show a close up with the Reunion Tower in the background as it appears to hoover over the city. The vintage Pegasus and the Reunion Tower are both official lankmarks for the city of Dallas and a toursit destination of things to see. Many come downtown to see these two iconic structures. The Vintage Pegasus has stood on top of the Magnolia Petroleum Building or Magnolia hotel since 1934 till 1999 when it came down due to damage over the years and and was replaced with a new flying horse which sits on top of the Magnoila Hotel today. It seem fitting to display the Pegasus as a Vintage Pegasus since this landmark has been around for a very long time. However in 2011 a group of Dallas artist and entreprenuers reconditioned the orginal flying horse back to life and it was place on an oil derrick in front of the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. Dallas pegasus have been a sense of pride for the people living here especially in the early 1940’s through 1999 as it came to be a become that you were home once you saw it. When the Magnolia was built it was the tallest building in Dallas so you could see the Pegasus from quite a distance. Now we have two Dallas Pegasos flying high over the Dallas skyline. The whole story of the pegasus came from greek mythology.
Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge Reflection Pano – This is a reflection of the Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge vertical panorama with its reflection in the water of the Trinity river after dark in downtown. The Dallas Margaret Hunt bridge was completed in 2012 and has become a big tourist attraction for the city. Dallas historical importance was due the city locations as a transportation hub for cotton and oil and being located along the railroad. Dallas is the third most populous city in Texas behind Houston and San Antonio. Dallas is also one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Today Dallas host many fortune 500 companies, and is know for it high tech industries.
This cityscape image of Dallas with the orginal Red Flying Neon Pegasus Horse sitting on top of an oil derrick which rotates for different views is now located at the Omni Hotel in downtown Dallas. In this image you can see the Reunion Tower and the Omni Hotel with the Red neon Pegasus sitting atop of an oil derick and rotating around so it can be viewed from any angle. This neon Pegasus had sat on top of the Magnolia building since the 1934 which was 29 floors high building and it had been like a beacon for all who lived in and travel to Dallas. The red pegasus was used as a symbol for the Magnolia Oil Company for many years till it became the Mobil Oil comapny. In the mean time this flying pegasus sitting a top of the Magnolia building has become an iconic landmark for the city for many years. In 1999 the orginal pegasus for taken down from the top of Magnolia building where it had sat since 1934 due to rust,corrosion and age over time need to come down. It was replace with a new pegasus. However, some in Dallas wanted to know what happen to the orginal Pegasus and began a search by a man name Jeremy McKane after a conversation with 82 year old June Mattingly who explain the importance of the flying horse symbol he was even more sure they needed to find it and see if it could be restored. McKane was recruited by Matthew Southwest to help provide the art for the Omni Hotel and after speaking with the vise president Jeff West of the company a common bond was form to find the Pegasus. McKain with the help of Jeff continue to talk to people and over a period of time the orginal flying pegasus was found in a city storage shed near White Rock. Jeff West got the finacing from his company to restore the project so with McKain and a group of artist and experts on restoration they were able to bring this landmark back to life on the lawn of the Omni Hotel for all to enjoy again. d82-4917
We capture this Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge at sunrise as a sun rays just pop up over the rail in the early morning in downtown with a city skyline in view. The sky filled with these clouds with wonderful pink and orange colors in the morning light over the Margaret Hunt Hill bridge. The Dallas Margaret Hunt Hill bridge has become a popular spot for locals and tourist alike, it is a beautiful bridge that is 400 ft high, which was designed by Santiago Calatrava the first part of the Trinity project. The bridge was complete in 2012 and has become a major landmark and iconic structure that has become a part of the cities skyline images that draw tourist and locals alike. Dallas skyline has some of the tallest skyscrapers like the Bank of America, Fountain Plaza, Chase Tower, and the popular Reunion Tower. The population for Dallas is almost 2 million but the Dallas Fort Worth area or DFW has a population over 7 million. Dallas got it root from the railroad when it was a major inland transportation hub for cotton, cattle and later on oil. It is now a modern city with some of the tallest buildings in Texas second only to Houston. It is the third most populous city in Texas after Houston and San Antonio. There are many fortune 500 companies in Dallas such as AT&T, Southwest Airlines, Sprint, 7 Eleven, and many other tech companies, which has seal Dallas as leader in the business world. It also has a vibrant art district.