This is the recently opened Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. The main stained glass window is a beacon to those that pass during weekend evenings. While spiritual in nature, it also reminds me I need to start working out again as it seems Christ is in very good shape.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Portable On Demand Art Project is a temporary public art exhibit featuring several local artists transforming a PODS® container into a piece of public art.
This one is located on the grounds of the Baker-Ripley Campus of Neighborhood Centers Inc
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Van Vranken’s “Flame” was commissioned in 1991 to honor the patients and employees of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and commerate the center’s Golden Jubilee, offering a symbol of knowledge, achievement and hope for the future.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
The Alley Theater houses one of the four performance venues in the Downtown Theater District and has been the home to the Alley theater company since it opened in 1968. Within the walls of this Brutalist styled building are two stages that provide an intimate setting to enjoy various theatrical productions.
While some view its fortress-like appearance as unphotogenic, I quite like the different angles and shapes… but that’s just me.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Playfully referred to as the “Love Boat”, the George R Brown Convention Center does strike a very unique public profile. Opened in 1987 its 1.8 MILLION square feet of multi-use floor space ranks it as one of the ten largest convention centers in the country.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
All that remains of the Bethel Baptist Church, originally built in 1923, is a hollowed out shell, the victim of a fire in January of 2005. Purchased by the city in 2009, the plans are to eventually preserve the façade and turn the city block into an enclosed green space for public use while keeping the church’s historic presence.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
The Gus Wortham Memorial Fountain, obviously often referred to as “the dandelion fountain”, is a visual mainstay as one drives along Allen Parkway near Waugh Drive. Completed in 1978 it is located near a popular jogging/bike trail and the wind blown mist is a welcome relief to those that happen by.
Not to mention the occasional rainbow.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Several “statement” pieces have popped up throughout the First Ward waxing philosophic of the slow gentrification of the area. Neighborhoods change, sometimes for the better, sometimes not so much.
This work is from the Mission Year Arts Team, a group of people who have moved into this urban district from other parts of the country with the hopes of bettering the area. The group DOES make a difference, but somehow this seems out of character from their mission statement.
If it were me? I might have gone with a “Remember Goliad” theme… but maybe that’s a Texas thing.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
This somewhat colorful, although eerie, wall is located in the back courtyard of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in the city’s Sixth Ward. It was a project of MECA, a community based organization that develops underserved youths and adults through the arts giving them an outlet to express themselves creatively through artistic inclinations.