For the longest time, I didn’t see it. Finally, after looking at multiple pictures, the face of the Owl in the Frost Bank Tower revealed itself. Leave it to Austinites to not only see the face of an owl but to tie it to the mysterious Illuminati.
When I first arrived in the Austin area, I admired the Frost Bank building. In the day, it looks nice, but I didn’t think much of it. At night, however, the pointed glass and angles illuminate revealing themselves like a beautiful lotus flower in full bloom. Magical, I thought. And then I realized not everyone saw the lotus blossom. But that’s okay with me. I like it.
And then came the day someone corrected me in my interpretation of the building. Lit up at night, viewed from the street at just the right angle, two of the circular lights and one of the illuminated angles form the face of an owl. Woe be onto us! An owl’s face. That has only one meaning, so I’m told. The building belongs to the subversive Illuminati because the owl is the symbol for a god that eats children. Makes perfect sense (for some people).
I still prefer my interpretation of the lovely lotus blossom lighting up the nighttime skyline, but being open-minded, I will acknowledge that some people see something else.