Lunch Breaking in Downtown Tulsa – Sights, Mysteries, and Discoveries


I assure you that our buildings in Tulsa do not lean to the left.

I’m one of those guys who has to get outside for at least a little bit every day regardless of the weather. So many of my coworkers over the years just stay inside, and surf the net or work or whatever. I couldn’t stand that. I have to get out. Over the course of a month or so I tramp all over downtown. I always take my camera. 


The old Sun Pipeline Building.

I’m not satisfied with just one photo of something and then I’m done. Nope, there always different sides to things. The weather is different. The surroundings are different. I’m always amazed how much things change.


I like to visit old sights. These windows for instance. If I wont the lottery, which I won’t because I won’t spend the money on a ticket, but if I did. I would have bought this former AT&T building and put in a room with big comfy couches right under these windows. I don’t have to worry about it now. A church bought the building. I hope that these windows are put to good use. I’ll keep you posted;.


Here is a recurring mystery. This little lookout has been here for years. What is it for? Guarding and empty parking lot? Perhaps. I’d like to have a little look out, especially with air conditiooning. Wouldn’t you?


And old vintage gas station now an Avis dealer. I love old buildings put to good use.


I find remnants of Tulsa being the “Oil Capital of the World” such as this divider of some sort made out of oil well casing pipe.


And I found where somebody has started up a lending library of sorts in the East Village area.

What about you? Do you like to explore, tell me about it.

6 thoughts on “Lunch Breaking in Downtown Tulsa – Sights, Mysteries, and Discoveries

  1. Pippa

    Hallo Alan,
    I should take your example and go out more.
    the last year made me sitting in front of my computer. The years before I went out a lot – but always without a camera.
    May be I will change that a little bit.
    Explore and find something new – for example some old books…. such corners are built everywhere in the world, since books have not the same worth as before internet!
    Herzlich P.

  2. sylviakirk

    Ah, I do love your blue, blue skies!!! It’s gray, wet, raining for and has been for the past four weeks!! I’m growing moss!! So if you see a “green” woman roaming the streets there, do say hi!! Wonderful captures as always!! Hope you have a great week — what’s left of it!!

  3. Driller's Place

    I LOVE the gas station. You can just visualize the uniformed attendant coming out and asking “Check under the hood?” As you know, I can be found in a flea market on a pretty regular basis. I do like to explore and whenever I’m in Tulsa, downtown is my favorite expedition site.

  4. Sallie (FullTime-Life)

    I’m with you about needing to go outside part of every day; unfortunately back in my working days, my office was in a marginal and not very interesting neighborhood — but I still went out and walked at noon (or even drove somewhere to walk if I had time) even in the Oregon rain. It is a lot easier once one retires! Tulsa alwaysl ooks like an interesting city. We didn’t get to spend enough time in Oklahoma.

  5. EG CameraGirl

    Taking your camera for a walk is a good reason to get out of the office every workday. Yes, I do like to get out but the roads are slippery and messy after snow squalls all day yesterday. I did get out, though…to the bank (for money) and to the pharmacy (to pick up my husband’s prescriptions). Well, if I hadn’t gone out for the meds I probably would have waited a day to go to the bank, but they are across the street from one another. Oh, and I was out shovelling snow. :))

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