Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Christmas on Automobile Alley
I am in Oklahoma City on business for a day or two. Usually I just buzz down the turnpike and back but not this time. My hotel is in the downtown area so I was looking forward to checking in and doing either some night time geocaching or photography. I got off the freeway exit and turned down Broadway to make my to my hotel when I saw buildings ablaze with light.
It was flat amazing. Each building was decorated with a single color of lights. So xnay on the old geocaching plan, (although I think they do have geocaches). I walked up and down and over across the streets taking pictures.
This section of Broadway north of downtown is called "Automobile Alley" because way back when in the early 20th century that is where most of Oklahoma City's Automobile Dealers were here. It is not redone and gentrified with cool restaurants and shops.
I remember reading about these lights on my favorite Oklahoma Blog JenX67. She wrote about the lights here and here. I go to Oklahoma City quite often but usually during the day and with somebody. My coworkers are very patient with me but I don't take them on too many wild photography and geocaching adventures.
This store is just off Automobile Alley but they have upped the ante.
But nothing like the building right next to it. I'd hate to pay their electric bill. But I love the wild zaniness of the lights.
It was getting kind of late. I spotted this nice wine merchant. I went inside and spotted a nice Oyster Bay Pinot Noir and then I went back across the street to Hideaway Pizza and had their BBQ Chicken. Superb!!
Have you seen any good Christmas lights lately?
Automobile Alley Signs