Well... not exactly.
These very European styled fountains are actually part of the Tivoli Gardens in front of the Portafino Shopping Center near the Woodlands.
A vacation of sorts without really getting away.
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You just never know what you will stumble across if you let yourself get lost. Located just off the Elysian Viaduct in the city's Fifth Ward is Blumenthal Sheet Metal, a fabricator that in the 90's decided to diversify and began working with individual artists helping them reach their imaginative goals.
This screen is part of their own display entitled “MetalHenge”, a series of screens bringing character to an otherwise barren street corner.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
This is the Sam Houston Council of the Boy Scouts of America Cockrell Memorial Training Center. Resembling a lodge, this 56,000 square foot volunteer service center is located on 6.8-acres and trains more than 11,000 adult leaders each year.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
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I mentioned a while back that we were under Stage 2 water restrictions due to this year's drought.
Just ask my lawn... but this image was from this past weekend when the city obviously is doing their part by shutting off the Wortham Fountains in Tranquility Park.
See them HERE in their former glory.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
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In 2009, the city opened a much anticipated, state of the art facility for the Houston Police’s Mounted Patrol and canine officers. Located on the northside of town, it provides all the dogs and horses that support our local police force.
Thursday, September 8, 2011
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Nothing says I love you like having a building constructed for your life-long partner. Mellie Esperson had this Italian Renaissance building designed for her late husband in 1927. The Niels Esperson building is one of the most recognizable buildings downtown with its visible cupola and its massive columns, urns and terraces.
The third tallest building in the United States and the jewel of the Houston skyline for years when it was first built; it now is shielded from clear view by its taller skyscraping neighbors. However, it has a unique way of popping into view as one makes their way around the downtown area, especially at night when the cupola and upper floors are adorned with light.
Oh… and it is also said that the ghost of Mellie can still be occasionally seen strolling about the halls and lobbies of her lasting gift to her husband and to the city.
Thursday, September 1, 2011
This month's theme for the City Daily Photo community is Perspective.
It’s been over a year since I first discussed the Rails-to-Trails initiative HERE. Today’s image is towards the end of the Heights Hike/Bike trail near the county jail. The best part of this section of trail (in my opinion) is the newly renovated truss bridge that spans Buffalo Bayou just down stream from Allen’s Landing, the “birthplace” of Houston.
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