Coliseum Apartments, 625 South Elgin, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Tulsa is home to a great many old Art Deco Buildings. Many are recognized as landmarks and are on the list of historic places. But there are many more old buildings that reflect the classic art deco style but have not gained the attention of their more famous cousins. The Coliseum Apartments are one of these. In the detail below look at the decorative brick work and stone trim that encloses the dorway and runs around the top. Famous or not I think this is is worth a second look.
My interest in photography goes back to 1964 when I was stationed in South Korea as a young Army Lieutenant. I bought a nice 35mm camera, a Pentax Spotmatic and made use of the photo lab in our recreation center. At the time print film was black and white. If you wanted color you shot color slides. Later when color film got better and cheaper I shot mostly in color. Since my first digital camera I shoot color exclusively.
Lately I have joined a number of photo bloggers in converting some things to black and white or sepia. My old friend black and white has some advantages. In today's photo I like black and white because it brings out the contrast in the brick facade of this old apartment building. Also, if we had a photograph of this building when it was new, it would surely be in black and white. I hope you find this interesting.