Texas mirrors

Texas mirrors

This week’s #frifotos* theme is mirrors – and these huge Texas-size mirrors immediately popped to my mind. Not only are they Texas-size, they are actually Texas mirrors.

The first skyscraper in Dallas was constructed in 1909. I took this photo a million years ago when I was in town for a football game (which, I’m happy to say, OU won 14 – 7, sorry Texas peeps).

I had a copy of this on my office wall for years. Just love how the clouds appear all around the skyscraper. Yet, I’ve no idea which building it is – or even if it still exists. Maybe you do?

*#FriFotos is a weekly Twitter chat where travellers share their favourite photos. Each week has a theme. Search #FriFotos on Twitter to see more or to join.



19 Responses to “Texas mirrors”

  1. Maria 15 November 2013 1600 #

    It’s one of my favorite buildings in Dallas – especially as a storm or cold front is moving in.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 18 November 2013 1357 #

      Glad to hear it’s still standing.

  2. Ana O 15 November 2013 2031 #

    No wonder it looked familiar! 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 18 November 2013 1358 #


  3. Muza-chan 17 November 2013 1431 #

    Beautiful photo 🙂

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 18 November 2013 1358 #


  4. Bob R 17 November 2013 1524 #

    That’s a really nice shot. It’s almost as if the clouds aren’t interrupted by the building.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 18 November 2013 1359 #

      Thanks. Got lucky with those clouds.

  5. Raj Kumar Jonnal 19 November 2013 1344 #

    Nice picture, I’m sure if we stand in front of this building we will look like an ant from above the building.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 November 2013 0723 #

      I’m sure you’re right.

  6. Mette 19 November 2013 1926 #

    Impressive. Does it have mirrors along the pavement as well, so that passers by can cultivate their vanity?

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 November 2013 0723 #

      How cool wouldn’t that be… 😉

  7. An 20 November 2013 0526 #

    I’ve never been to Dallas. Nice building though, that is quite a long time ago, didn’t realize sky scrapers in Dallas were so old though.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 November 2013 0724 #

      Yep, things have been big in Texas for a long time.

  8. Christina Gmyr 20 November 2013 1608 #

    I adore this photo! I’m definitely bookmarking it to look back at. I’m a sucker for a good cloud pic 😉

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 November 2013 0724 #

      The clouds did cooperate nicely that day 🙂

  9. Aktar 21 November 2013 1431 #

    Very amazing building, I love to see such awesome creations.

    • Anne-Sophie Redisch 25 November 2013 0725 #

      It’s certainly striking.

  10. Randell 12 August 2014 0059 #

    Seems like Texas has a lot to offer too for architecture buffs like my wife. I guess we need to do more research so we can plan our trip well. We are visiting Corpus Christi and will be staying at Emerald Beach Hotel where a family affair will be held next month. After that, we’re planning to have our husband-wife bonding and travel around Texas for three weeks.

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