Monday, April 30, 2012

Two Halves Make a Whole

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Well.... Not in this case. They just make two split obelisks. As promised, here is a better view of the entrance into UofH showing both halves.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Doing a Split

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This split obelisk, designed by the SWA Group, is the focal point of the Cullen Blvd. Entrance as you come into the campus of the University of Houston.

It has a twin, which I'll introduce to you tomorrow. Well... If you look, you can catch a glimpse of it in the reflection of the polished marble.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Everything Is Bigger...

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In Bayou Bend Gardens? More details on the Gardens themselves later, but this Sycamore tree is advertised as only the second largest in Harris County.

No clue where the largest is located.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Riding the Rails...

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Metro is busy constructing its new SouthEast Corridor light rail line that will run from downtown to near Palm Center.

This vantage point is taken from near the intersection of Live Oak and Texas. IF you look closely... you can see the new Dynamo Stadium (officially BBVA Compass Stadium) which is soon to be opened.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Shadow Play

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Located on Runnels St. in the Second Ward neighborhood of Houston's East End is Guadalupe Plaza Park. A zocalo styled plaza, it occasionally hosts cultural performing arts.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter Sunday

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Today's somewhat fitting photo is at the McNair Family Memorial located in the Glenwood Cemetery.

Happy Easter, everyone!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Take a Break

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...and walk one of the several hike and bike trails being developed all around the city.

This one is along Buffalo Bayou Park just outside of downtown.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Celebrating Sisterhood

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Presented to the City of Houston by its sister in Japan, Chiba, this Japanese Stone Lantern commemorates the 10th anniversary of that sisterhood back in October of 1982.

Not sure where the other anniversary gifts since then are located...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A Little Bit of the Far East

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This Chinese Gazebo, located in Hermann Park is a great place to seek refuge from a quick rain shower or the beating sun.

It is also available for rentals and is a popular place for small weddings.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Make a Wish

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This wishing well, located in the courtyard on the backside of the recently reopened Juila Ideson Library is dedicated to the memory of Marget Skidmore, one of the founding members of the Preservation Committee that oversaw the building's rebirth.