I just really enjoy the older bridges.
Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
This morning, over 22,000 runners from all 50 states and over 30 different countries participated in both the marathon and half marathon distances of this year’s Chevron Houston Marathon. Competing in unseasonably warm (65° F) temperatures compounded with high humidity and intermittent showers, they wound their way through several different areas of town, including my own neighbourhood.
Winner Bekana Daba from Ethiopia set a new marathon course record by finishing in 2:07:04.
Just how fast is that??
Saturday, January 29, 2011
HoustonPBS, channel 8 has been broadcasting since 1953 and was one of the first members of the Public Broadcasting Service that still brings us Seaseme Street, NOVA and Masterpiece Theater. Other local firsts include the first Houston station to utilize closed captioning in its broadcasts.
Friday, January 28, 2011
The statue “Prometheus Unbound” welcomes visitors to TIRR and inspires people that, “Man uses the tiniest strengths for the greatest purposes.”
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Houston’s first general hospital was founded by three nuns from Lyons, France in 1887, and later in 1937, on this site the Sisters of Charity founded the area first maternity hospital.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
The only redeeming feature is that those perfectly square windows are nicely trimmed with a bright red frame.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
Nationally acclaimed Yates High School looks to defend its title at the Houston Independent School District Boys Basketball Tournament that will conclude tonight at 7:30pm.
Delmar Field House, where the finals will be held, has been hosting high school sporting events since 1958. The classic Mid-Century Modern look of its parabolic roof is still an eye catcher today.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The privately funded labor of love of Ira Pun, a Hong Kong native, spans over 40 acres and includes over 6,000 individual pieces.
Unfortunately, the Forbidden Gardens will soon be closing, making way for the expansion of the thoroughfare, the Grand Parkway.
If you get the chance... make an effort to try and see this before it closes for good.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
This specific recreation is presented on the Oak Forest Lions Club Bicentennial time capsule in T.C. Jester Park.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Sunday, January 16, 2011
I just noticed… this very well might be my longest sentence published on this blog.
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Located near the Sabine St. Bridge between Memorial and Allen Parkway, the park is a place for the rotational display of public artworks. Not to mention, just a lovely place to take a stroll.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Monday, January 10, 2011
Eventually, this building will be razed, so I thought a last quick glimpse was warranted, even if this picture was snapped in August before it closed.
It won’t be completely forgotten though, as its original cornerstone is displayed in the new lobby and the original “Y” sign that used to rest atop this building now hangs over the new fourth floor workout area.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Following up yesterday’s post about The Magnificent Seven Ice Sculpting Competition at Discovery Green, each of the artists used several different means to create their entry. Chainsaws, roto-tools and even the more traditional chisel were used to turn simple ice blocks into works of art.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Not only was today Elvis Presley’s birthday, it was also the Third Annual Magnificent Seven Ice Sculpting Competition at Discovery Green. Seven artists from around the country competed for the grand prize, with one chosing to capture The King in all his icy glory.
I’ll have more photos of the other competitors tomorrow.
Friday, January 7, 2011
As mentioned HERE, Adickes creates “larger than life” pieces, and this one is no exception, featuring George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Sam Houston and Stephen F. Austin combining both U.S. and Texas historical figures.
Thursday, January 6, 2011
This example is a cornerstone relief on the abandoned Houston Light Guard Armory building. More on the history and possible future use of this building will come later.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Refurbished and renamed after Ned Holmes, the performance hall was re-opened in 2009 with a special performance by acclaimed Lamar alum, Tommy Tune.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Best of all?? It’s free!!
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
This month’s City Daily Photo Community theme is the Best Photo of 2010. It was easy for me to select this image I first posted back in September as I really enjoy this backdrop of Houston’s skyline compared to the older water tower and rails, capturing the past and the present.
While that was “my” favourite it was THIS IMAGE that was selected to be featured on the local website for Discovery Green.
Click here to view thumbnails for all participants