Icons…

Punching through the pain…a bit of a walk-about at lunch. Been meaning to get a good shot of the new (old) Mobil Pegasus…so…TWO Dallas icons in one shot!

The Pegasus in this picture IS the actual original…but not in the original location.

It was taken off the Magnolia for restoration in the 1990’s…but it was in such bad shape that they just built and installed a new one. THIS one was then found in a warehouse recently, restored, and put on the lawn of the city-owned hotel, The Omni.

Two Dallas Icons...Reunion Tower and the Mobil Pegasus.

Two Dallas Icons…Reunion Tower and the Mobil Pegasus.

You can see the one in the original location on the Magnolia from the site of this one…

The newer Pegasus...in the original location.

The newer Pegasus…in the original location.

I am conflicted as to how I feel about the one at the Omni. It’s cool (I love the Mobil Pegasus) and it’s nice to be able to get close…but it sort of dilutes the “icon-ness” of the thing to have two of them…

It also sort of steals the thunder of the Magnolia…which IS also a hotel…to have the city-owned one put a duplicate of its icon on the lawn…

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