Friday, March 30, 2012


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Spring time brings mild weather.

Mild weather is perfect for patio dining.

Patio dining is perfect to enjoy a locally breed beer.

Which... perfectly leads into today's image, a fresco of St. Arnold of Metz, the namesake of the local Saint Arnold's Brewery.

See what I did there?? Cheers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Temple Beth Israel

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The Congregation Beth Israel is the oldest Jewish congregation in Texas, its origins dating back to 1844. This building, built in 1925 was their temple until they moved to a new site in southwest Houston. Located on the corner of Austin and Holman streets it now acts as a performance theater for the Houston Community College system.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Stop and Smell the Flowers

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Well... sorta.

This "bouquet" survived the drought and from the looks of it could withstand most of what Mother Nature can throw at it.

This unique piece can be found outside the Edgar Odell Lovett College on the campus of Rice University.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Not To Be Left Out

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Originally featured HERE, the City of Houston Mounted Patrol & Canine Facility also pays homage to its canine residents as seen in today's image.


City of Houston Mounted Patrol & Canine Facility

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Has Sprung...

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Officially that is.

Located in front of the main entrance of the Houston Garden Center in Hermann Park, the Lillian Schnitzer fountain will soon be seeing a steady stream of visitors, I'm sure.

The sculpture itself is unnamed, but was created in Rome in 1875. Then, in 1964, the fountain was added to the sculpture and the entire piece was dedicated to the memory of Lillian Schnitzer.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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Last year the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance at Rice University, which offers a range of distinctive signature programs promoting religious tolerance, sponsored the Sacred Sites Quest. This entailed several high school students visiting 12 local religious sites of differing faiths and then under the guidance of the Museum of Cultural Arts Houston fashioned mural panels of their experience.

Several of them are now prominently displayed on the exterior walls of the Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston office located on Montrose.

Which FINALLY leads up to today’s image which is one of those panels, and IF you look closely enough you might see a certain photographer in action.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Islamic Da'Wah Center

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Now the Islamic Da'Wah Center, this building was originally the Houston National Bank built back in 1928. In 1994, local sports legend, Hakeem Olajuwon purchased the property in an effort to turn the building into an Islamic Educational Center. After years of extensive renovations the center finally opened to public in 2002. While not traditional in appearance, it is the only mosque in downtown Houston.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Dove - Part 2

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Sense a theme?

Inspired by the lives of Abbie Dewees & Amy Friederichs, this is Beverly Paddleford’s “With Hope” located in the Woodlands' Town Green Park.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Dove - Part 1

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Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel’s “Woman With Dove” Fountain dedicated to honor Luz Stranahan Ruiz is located between the University of Texas Medical School and HAM-TMC Library in the Texas Medical Center allowing people a serene atmosphere to enjoy a nice break or maybe even their lunch.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Test of Time

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Just a little bit of long standing street art in the First Ward that has lasted quite a long while.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Walk the Plank

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Rather... the pier.

This is the view looking towards the South Shore Harbor Marina on Clear Lake.

Friday, March 2, 2012

From a Different Viewpoint

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This cutout of Houston's Skyline shields the dog run within Market Square from the setting sun.

The little bits of mosaic tile you see on the ground are actual remnants from razed downtown buildings.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March Theme Day – Electricity

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This month’s City Daily Photo Community theme is “Electricity”.

Before it became Reliant Energy, Houston Lighting & Power Company supplied the city with its electricity, and this blast from the past is their 1948 Eastside sub-station, still displaying the original name.

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