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TREES ELECTRA PORTAL

Text and Photography • 14 images


Copyright 2011 by DL Tolleson. All Rights Reserved. No part of this material or any of the images may be reproduced in any form or by any means without written permission from the author/photographer/artist.





It has been said that if Texas were to secede from the Union, the state would boast of the 12th largest economy in the world. Whether secession is an option or the economic appraisal is accurate, Texas is home to powerhouses of commerce and the Metroplex is at the hub of recognizable industry leaders and business names.


The Metroplex? you say. What’s that and what possible businesses would it have?


The Metroplex is an area of North Central Texas comprised of three large cities (Fort Worth, Arlington, Dallas) a few smaller cities and roughly 60 or so suburban towns. As for the industries and business names, the Metroplex has a huge defense industry with the likes of Bell Helicopter and Lockeheed. Businesses here have names like American Airlines, the Dallas Cowboys, the Texas Rangers, RadioShack, Dr Pepper and Best Maid Pickles (to name just a few).


Among the names not just mentioned is Pier 1 Imports—or at least it used to be a fairly important business player. Certainly the headquarters that they built in downtown Fort Worth reflected this. A "tri-unit" tower of several stories, the building was crowned by a roof emitting a beacon of light into the night sky.


The past tense of this narrative is not to suggest the building or the corporation is gone. As of this writing, not yet anyway. Rather, Pier 1 sold the building to Chesapeake Energy (for a reported $104 million in 2008) and they have managed to keep the lights on while expanding the impressive illumination to an unusual display of lighted trees at Christmastime.


In 2011, when the company extended the life of the "Christmas tree" lighting well beyond the month of December, I finally got around to capturing a few of those images. Those photographs are available for viewing through the images of this portal.


You can start with the first image below and view the others one after another (they're linked) or click any image and go directly to the web page for that photograph, photography data and associated narrative.


On the page for each image You can also click on the photograph and it will expand to fit your screen.



TREES ELECTRA IMAGE LIBRARY
IMAGE SIZES, FORMATS AND NAMING CONVENTION









Trees Electra, No. 1A
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Trees Electra, No. 1B
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Trees Electa,No. 2B
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Trees Electra, 3B
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Trees Electra, 4B
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Trees Electra, 5B
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Trees Electra, 6B
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Trees Electra, 10B
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Trees Electra, 11B
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Trees Electra, 12B
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Trees Electra, 15B
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Trees Electra, No. 18B
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Trees Electra, No. 22B
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Trees Electra, 23B
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