Friday, October 17, 2008

Sky Watch Friday/Wind Creek Casino



The Poarch Creek Indian Tribe at Atmore, Alabama built what was known as the "Bingo Palace" some years ago. It was a very popular and busy place until the casinos started popping up on the Mississippi Coast. For a while it looked like they were going to close down. Now they are coming back with this huge Casino they are calling Wind Creek. This 16 story hotel tower is quiet a sight when viewed from I-65. Their future plans include a lake and golf course.
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49 comments:

evlahos said...

very beautiful composition. wonderful choice for swf

Coloradolady said...

Nice Sky watch photo. It's great they did not close down....the same thing happened in Oklahoma...used to be huge bingo places, now casinos and they don't mind taking all the "donations" from the Texans just over the border.HaHa.
Have a great SWF.

Carletta said...

A water tower - yeah!
Great shots Dot!
I visited an Indian casino in Connecticut a few years ago. It had been small but on this visit all of a sudden you turned a bend in the road and it was a huge place.

kjpweb said...

Always an up and down, huh? Great Skywatch images and good info!
Cheers, Klaus

fishing guy said...

Dot: What neat clouds above the tower and hotel.

Thanks for your comment on my site.

happyone said...

Every time I see a water tower I think of you!!
This one looks like it might fall over.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Very nice photos.

I wondered what the framed 'A no comment blog' means?
Marnie

Andrea said...

I think I have seen that tower before. Never been to a casino though.....is this one of your regular stops when visiting your mother? ;)

Dick said...

I hope you like bingo ( I don't ) the sky is very bright.

April said...

Those are amazing skies! I really like the second photo with all the lovely colors. It seems casinos are everywhere now. There is one in the city (an hour's drive away) where we do our shopping, etc. and it's a thriving business judging by the number of vehicles in the parking lot. I've never been inside it, not really a gambler, I guess.

imac said...

Hi Dot, Great photos - it also looks as tho it will be a great place when all is finished.

earthlingorgeous said...

Looks like a very lovely day! awesome swf!

Judi~Gmj said...

Cool, a new destination. Are you in the Rv in the second picture? :)

Daryl said...

A high rise! LOL ...

Lovely skies .. and a even lovelier water tower!

:-Daryl

Jan said...

Great skies for today.

Dewdrop said...

I just love water tower shots!

Craver Vii said...

Those are great clouds. If I were emperor of the world (imagine that!), I would outlaw all gambling. It keeps the poor people poor, and many who do not gamble end up paying for what others have squandered. That's my opinion, anyway.

John said...

Great captures as always!

Have a nice weekend.

Becky and Gary said...

The clouds are gorgeous, and that casino would be lots of fun I bet. We have one not far from here and it is doing great.

Gail's Man said...

Love the fluffy clouds. Not into bingo or gambling, so I'd give the place a miss.

Aileni said...

Get the white eyes to enrich them with gambling - some kind of pay back perhaps.

Reader Wil said...

Very beautiful clouds against that blue sky!
Thanks for your visit! Have a great weekend.

PERBS said...

Love that water tower and those puffy clouds agaisnt that pretty blue sky!

Paz said...

magnificent sky photos.

paz

Gramma L said...

The sky and puffy clouds look great with the building in the background.

Gill - That British Woman said...

those clouds look almost not real, not sure how to describe what I mean.

Love the photos though.

Gill in Canada

Rose said...

Love the big sky in that second photo...I had to look a second time to realize how big the hotel is.

As for what was over that tree in my second photo, your guess is as good as mine. I could not tell in the original sized photo either. I wondered was it a butterfly or a leaf, but what I really and truly believe is it is something stuck to the windshield!

me ann my camera said...

Nice clear and open sky. Happy skywatch.

Connie said...

Very nice sky pictures.

Ida said...

Just like Happy One I always think of you when I see a water tower. :)
Your "label". ;)

Wishing you a happy weekend Dot! :)

Sandradb said...

Wonderful blue sky with lovely clouds - it's art indeed! Thank you very much for your visit

Sandradb said...

P.S. Regarding your question - I wasn't on the plane ;-), this waterfall, Kravica, is, how could I explain it - downhill - so I climbed up and took the picture when I was above the rives. Bye and greetings from Croatia

Old Wom Tigley said...

Two great shots Dot...
Next time you drive by pop in and put me a dollar on 13 black... :O)

I hope this finds you well Dot...
You blog buddy
Tom.

the teach said...

Dot, everytime I see a water tower around here I think of you! That's a great picture! Happy SWF!

Rambling Round said...

Is the Creek Family Restaurant still nearby on the interstate? We used to eat there on our way to the beach...good cookin'!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Those clouds really give the impression of wind Dot! You always take such great photos!

Malyss said...

I know that the important thing is the sky and those beautyful clouds, but I'm very interested by the story of the place.
In France, we always hear on TV that Indians build a lot of casinos and earn a lot of money with them.In fact, each time we ear of Indians here, that's about this kind of "revenge" they take about history..;I wonder if it's true..

Tina Leigh said...

Well that is just what Atmore needs is a big casino so that when the prisoners get out they have some place to go! CRAZY! The Creek REST.....I remember that name mama. Did we ever eat there...whats with that place....someone commented about it.

Arija said...

Interesting information and nice blue and white skies.

geoff said...

Great Skies. Nice photos. Happy SWF!

PJ said...

My husband has done some work on that hotel. They are definitely looking to expand.

SandyCarlson said...

I hope they find a way to blend all of this into the landscape. There is a casino in Connecticut that is a blight and a half. The towers loom over the rolling hills like the Emerald City gone very wrong.

I love the water tower shot; I think of you whenever I see one.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Aah there you go again with a water tower i need to post a few more maybe we should have one blog just for water towers LOL
Love the sky with the beautiful clouds.

AVCR8TEUR said...

We have quite a number of Indian gambling casinos in California. Haha, another water tower. HappyOne is correct, everytime I see a water tower, I do think of you.

Isadora said...

:) The sky is an ever changing and fascinating subject.

Dina said...

Interesting. But I like your clouds more than the casino.
Happy 2000th post on "Picture This"!!

Shannon said...

What a pretty sky. Several years ago, they built three major casinos in Detroit (I used to live in a suburb). The casinos thrived for a while, but I recently heard one was shutting down. I guess it's another sign of Detroit's faltering auto business.

Jeannelle said...

Nice, eye-catching scenes for SkyWatch! You are the mother of SkyWatch....is that right? Greetings from Iowa.

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