Friday, July 29, 2011

Is Big Brother Watching You?

Ticket Center, Union Terminal, Cincinnati, Ohio  © Doug Hickok

Although this giant "eye" looks Orwellian, it is not 1984. It is 2011, and what you see is not Big Brother watching you, but the interior of an art deco era train station. Except these days it is featured as a museum complex. Tickets are still sold for trains to Chicago or Montreal, but are also available for trips back in time to
 exhibits about the Jurassic period, ancient Egypt and the early settlement of Cincinnati along the Ohio River.

So don't be paranoid. You are not being watched.
You are free to do as you wish.

But wherever you go, whatever you do, and whomever you speak to,
keep an eye out for those hidden security cameras.

Have a great weekend!


  1. That's downright colorful and unintimidating, Doug. Quite delightful, actually. :) And yes, I plan to have a great weekend. You, too.

  2. Excellent picture Doug.... nice colors and composition.

    Greetings, Joop

  3. It's safe to say that, 'they' are always watching us. Probably monitoring this post right now...probably. Thanks for the paranoia Doug, fine photo btw.

  4. Красивая картина! Я думаю большому брату до нас не добраться!

  5. this has the epic feel of an art deco movie poster.

  6. Right on the spot!
    Eye in the sky by Alan Parsons Project goes well with this image ;)
    Have a fun weekend Doug!

  7. Wow. Such a spectacular photo with intense colours.

  8. I'm very fold of those colors. Nice work on the frame.

  9. Looks interesting, like Orwell ;-) Like the colors!

  10. So far I'm blown away by the image:)

  11. This is awesome! The repeating/concentric circles are dizzying but oh so pleasing. Excellent eye as always Doug! I'm not just saying that because Big Brother is monitoring this post.

  12. I love art deco buildings!
    This is so lovely.
    I think America has some of the finest examples of art deco buildings in the world.
    Are pineapples big in Ohio too?
    Looks like Big Brother is watching slices of of pineapples above his head! Ha~

  13. you sure caught something colorful & interesting here.. nice shot.. :)

  14. Hey Doug, you can tell by now I'm enjoying browsing your blog today! Just by quickly scanning your 'flipcard' layout I can see the myriad colours of your work - it all looks fascinating, which is why I'm still commenting :)

    Duncan In Kuantan


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