Tulsa Living: A Quick Guide Around Tulsa's Midtown

3

It took me about 10 years to figure out Tulsa, but I believe I am ready to tell you about some of this town's coolest areas. Instead of going through the suburban routine, let me show you some of Tulsa's real character and uniqueness. From the huge golden man looking over the fairgrounds, to my favorite secret locations on Riverside, Tulsa is a great place for any lomographer looking for inspiration.

If you ever find yourself wandering around Tulsa…wander no more. Pull up this quick guide and begin your adventure.

In my opinion, midtown is Tulsa’s most interesting and unique area, full of art, fashion, and the past. A good place to start would be the Golden Driller, a 76-foot-tall statue proudly looking over Tulsa. Heading north on Harvard Street, look out for many private antique shops, mini flea markets, skate shops, and old-fashioned burger joints. If you choose to head west, go straight all the way to the banks of the Arkansas River. Park on 31st and Riverside, and cross over the river on the old wooden pedestrian bridge. Once on Riverside, you can take a stroll down North, if you are in the mood for walking you can go past the very old Spotlight Theater (built in 1929) and all the way down to the closed off Route 66 Bridge. I love exploring that area, it’s very industrial, but if you really want to explore, look under the bridges, where you can find some great graffiti. For a smaller town, Tulsa has a lot of history to offer. If you ever find yourself passing through this town, make sure you bring plenty of film.

written by jakub17 on 2011-10-07 in #world #locations #theater #driller #route66 #bridge #midtown #cherrystreet #select-type-of-location #industrial #urban-adventures #oklahoma #tulsa #riverside

3 Comments

  1. glenn
    glenn ·

    EXCELLENT

  2. yogiabb
    yogiabb ·

    Great article. Great photographs. I love Tulsa well. You certainly know the city and I agree that Midtown over to the river is the most interesting area. As a south Tulsan though I do appreciate that you had one photo in your set from there.

  3. jakub17
    jakub17 ·

    Indeed, South Tulsa has plenty of exciting places as well. Great to see another Tulsan on here!!

More Interesting Articles

  • How (Not) to Make It in New York

    written by Carly Brunatti (@carlybrunatti) on 2015-09-05 in #world #lifestyle
    How (Not) to Make It in New York

    Everything I had fit into eight boxes and two suitcases. That’s all I had collected in my 22 years on earth, eight boxes and two suitcases. My friends and I moved to Brooklyn in the dead of winter, just after a huge snowstorm. I came from California and had no real experience living in snow. All of it was magical to me.

    1
  • A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    written by Lomography on 2016-01-19 in #gear #news
    A Secret of the Cosmos: Launching the Newest Lomography Product

    Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light! We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!

    19
  • Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-21 in #world #tipster
    Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.

    1
  • Shop News

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Try the LomoLAB Development Service!

    Whatever kind of film development you're after, you'll find it here! Now you can confidently shoot from the hip without having to worry where to develop those film rolls!

  • Lomography Day Trips: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

    written by Alexandra Pillet on 2015-08-03 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

    From February to July, I experienced one the happiest times of my life: I lived in China. I lived in Suzhou, Jiangsu, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. So here's some advice directly from me to you—what to do in Suzhou?

  • A Salute to the Masters: EXPO 2015 (A Tribute to René Burri)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-11-14 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: EXPO 2015 (A Tribute to René Burri)

    At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!

    3
  • Registering Moments With the Lomo'Instant

    written by bgaluppo on 2015-05-02 in #gear #lifestyle
    Registering Moments With the Lomo'Instant

    Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.

  • Shop News

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Standard Photo Development Services

    Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)

  • A Salute to the Masters: Judo (A Tribute to Sabine Weiss)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-18 in #world #lifestyle
    A Salute to the Masters: Judo (A Tribute to Sabine Weiss)

    This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!

  • Ammers is our LomoHome of the Day!

    written by lomography on 2016-02-08 in #world #news
    Ammers is our LomoHome of the Day!

    From everyone here in Lomography, congratulations to ammers for winning Home of the Day!

  • Illustrator Ella Lama Customizes the Lomo'Instant

    written by ciscoswank on 2016-02-08 in #people #lomoamigos
    Illustrator Ella Lama Customizes the Lomo'Instant

    Ella Lama is a letterer and illustrator based in Manila, Philippines. Her work is a perfect mix of good cheer and unfeigned creativity. Recently, she designed a Lomo'Instant White camera with cute and playful illustrations inspired by her Japan trip.

  • Shop News

    Start to Get Wide with Horizon Kompakt

    Start to Get Wide with Horizon Kompakt

    Prepare your overwhelming panoramic views and capture them with this ultra-wide panoramic 35mm gear. Start sharing your great memories with family and friends the analog way!

  • Stunning Views on Lomo LC-Wide (Rumble Competition)

    written by lomographymagazine on 2016-02-07 in #gear #news #competitions
    Stunning Views on Lomo LC-Wide (Rumble Competition)

    Give your best Lomo LC-Wide captures the spotlight they deserve. Enter our new Rumble competition to win piggies and a spot in the Lomography Shop photo showcase.

  • Newcomer of the Week: gazeofslate

    written by lomography on 2016-02-07 in #world
    Newcomer of the Week: gazeofslate

    Aside from photography, newcomer Dmitri Berenger enjoys a multitude of hobbies including gardening, watching movies, and discovering music. In this interview, he talks about his photographic style, his inspirations, choosing film cameras over digital gear, and many more.

    3
  • Photo of the Day by oldhan

    written by lomography on 2016-02-07 in #world #news
    Photo of the Day by oldhan

    In the eyes of an observant lomographer, a large body of water is more than just a pretty view. It's a useful tool for creating mind-boggling photographs.