Dallas Architecture Walk – Main Street

Pegasus, Dallas, travel

Pegasus in Dallas

The Pegasus is a landmark in Dallas. This one, across from the Kirby Building, is a replica of the original, which can now be seen at the Dallas Farmer’s Market. When I was growing up here, you could clearly see Pegasus from almost anywhere in the city but now it’s blocked by all the other buildings that have gone up. I took this shot from a bridge just east of downtown.

The Adolphus Hotel is just around the corner. It’s an elegant historic hotel, built by the beer magnate Adolphus Busch, who also built the Kirby Building. The oxidized green turret is just a detail, seen from the rooftop of the Kirby Building.

One of the great things about blogging is the people you meet. As a result of my post
Architecture Walk – Dallas, I met up with a fellow blogger and expat, Ana O’Reilly, and took her on a mini tour of Main St. I have always wanted to see the inside of the Kirby Building, and as you can see, we did! The beauty of the architectural details and materials used makes me want to tour more of these old buildings.

Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, Main St. ©pennysadler.com

Adolphus Hotel

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Rooftop view

Kirby, Dallas, ©pennysadler.com

interior Kirby Building

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interior Kirby Building

Kirby, adolphus, dallas, ©pennysadler.com

Exterior Kirby Building

I took this photograph one night when a big storm was moving into the area. This was really the color of the sky.
The only editing I did, is a bit of sharpening to give the clouds more definition. There were lots of wind, lightning, and thunder, but I wasn’t able to capture it.

clouds, dallas, ©pennysadler.com

Dallas storm clouds

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