Reflections of "The Flying Red Horse"
May 29 2017
Although it was never intended to be a permanent structure, Pegasus still flies above the Magnolia Building in downtown Dallas. The “Flying Red Horse,” as it was referred to by Dallas residents, became a landmark immediately. I loved the reflection I caught of this icon in a nearby building.
A winged neon reminder of its oil heritage once soared above Dallas on the Magnolia Petroleum building. Thanks to Project Pegasus, after years of neglect the high-flying trademark was saved and restored to a new location. On May 27, 2015, the corporate symbol was re-lit by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. This is a replica of the original still atop the now Magnolia Hotel. After the original was taken down and restored it now rests atop a derrick in front of the Omni Hotel. The Pegasus is the symbol of Dallas, and you will find many painted/decorated and smaller versions of it all over the city.
"I just loved the feeling of flying. I could jump six feet bareback and it was the closest thing to being Pegasus and flying next to God. It's the most liberating freedom-making feeling in the world." ~ Elizabeth Taylor
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