Or should I say paying?
A somewhat popular means of underwriting improvement projects is by soliciting the public to "purchase" a tree, a brick or in this case a paving stone. For their "donation", they recieve the shown recognition.
These are part of the Meditation Gardens on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas, and as you can tell by the inscriptions, many of the sponsors are gratful alumni.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Or should I say paying?
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Named after the oil well that started it all, Spindletop was the city’s first revolving restaurant. Located 34 stories atop the Downtown Hyatt Regency, the glass-walled destination completes one revolution every 45 minutes, allowing patrons a full 360-degree viewing of Houston. Rumor has it that since its opening in 1972 that over 1800 couples have become engaged in Spindletop.
It actually has experienced a re-birth of sorts as it had been closed for two years after sustaining damage from Hurricane Ike in 2008, but is now opened and ready for those itching to pop the question.
Monday, June 27, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
That squeal you just heard was the thousands of kids after hearing that Target has brought the World’s Largest Sprinkler to Discovery Green. Over 20 ft. long it is available free of charge and will be here through the weekend.
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This mosaic adorns the side of the office building of Hubbard Financial Services near the intersection of Montrose and Westheimer. The 30 ft. long custom mural was a collaboration between the Leadership Houston Class XXVII and the public art developer, Museum of Cultural Arts, Houston.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
These spheres are just two of the many that trim out the Ray. C. Fish Plaza at the main entrance of the Wortham Center.
Ray C. Fish was a pioneer in the natural gas transportation industry and his success allowed him to become quite the philanthropist. His Ray C. Fish Foundation granted the initial funds to start the Texas Heart Institute founded in 1962 by Dr. Denton Cooley, which is now considered to be one of the top cardiovascular centers in the nation.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Geeez... It's hot!!!
Maybe not his most well known saying, but it IS the truth.
Sculptor Willy Wang was commissioned to create this rendition of the reknown Chinese philosopher to commemorate the 2560th anniversary of Confucius’ birth. A gift to the City of Houston from Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston, in association with the Houston Chinese-American community, this bronze sculpture has resided in the tranquil setting within the borders of the Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park since its dedication in September of 2009.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
With triple digit temperatures already appearing (105º F on Sunday) it might be time to start looking for some cooler venues to enjoy outdoor time.
This is another photo from the Sisters of Charity Park located adjacent to St. Joseph's Hospital.
I think I may just stay indoors.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The recently constructed Rosemont Bridge over Buffalo Bayou allows hikers and cyclists a means to cross over between the two hike/bike paths on either side of Buffalo Bayou Park.
Not to mention offering a fairly nice view of the downtown skyline.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Not always a church. Well... not in this case anyway.
The Eleanor K. Freed Library in the Neartown area was donated to the City of Houston for use as a library in 1986. Built in 1946 and formally know as the Central Church of Christ, there are still parts of the church remaining, including the stained glass window seen here.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Friday, June 3, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Then perhaps you need one of these Listening Vessels. Located in Discovery Green and sculpted from a solid piece of limestone by Doug Hollis, this parabolic dish, when paired with its twin 60 ft. away, allows people to experience the science of soundwaves. Speak in a normal tone, and your buddy across the Urban Garden can actually hear you.
No yelling necessary.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This month’s City Daily Photo Community theme is “Under Construction”.
Technically… not really construction, but just the opposite. I have originally discussed the fate of the Downtown YMCA HERE, and now that fate has come to fruition as the demolition of the existing building is underway. I actually get to watch this noisy affair unfold as it is directly below my office window.