Just down the street is the Oklahoma State Capitol building...now how many Capitol buildings do you know of that have an oil rig in front of them? This one does! What a hoot! It even has a name, it's "Petunia No. 1", the retired Capitol Site No 1 oil well, because drilling began in November 1941 in a flower bed. The building is said to be the only Capitol in the world with an oil well beneath it!
Now it was time to see some real art! So off we went to the Oklahoma City Museum of Art. Well, the first thing you are greeted with is their 55-foot Chihuly glass tower in the front atrium! It was a beautiful sunny day so the sun just glistened right on it too. They have one of the largest collections of Dale Chihuly's art we've ever seen, and we've been to his studios in Tacoma, so this was an extra treat. Additionally, they had some lovely European and American art that we enjoyed. Their Museum Cafe served a great lunch, and once we were fortified, we were ready to continue our trek to see more of the city!
|"Chado (c2010) by Karen LaMonte|
Phew, that was one full day, and still so much to see in this great city!
...kicking back in Oklahoma City, Marie