Thursday, September 30, 2010

They Saved Paradise... and Unpaved a Parking Lot

With apologies to Joni Mitchell.

Discovery Green, located on the south side of downtown, is a 12-acre park created in 2008 out of what were originally concrete surface parking lots. Fountains (see yesterday’s post), a lake complete with remote control boat rentals, gardens, bandstands for free public performances, dog runs and other recreational areas give Houstonians a place to “get away” in the shadow of downtown.

This image is of Margo Sawyer’s “Synchronicity of Color” which, coincidently, is the cover for the exits to the UNDERGROUND parking lot.

Joni Mitchell would be proud.

1 comment:

  1. That's completely wacky. It's like the marriage of Legos and M&Ms.