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Friday, August 7, 2015

A tour of my hometown-Houston

I spent the last few hours sorting out and archiving images / documents from thumb drives..

During this process I did plenty of reminiscing...I also did a little playing in photo shop to come up with digital compositions..

Many of these images are five or six years old..They are my shots of Downtown Houston the closest major city to me..My home

Here are 10 facts about Houston, I found them on 10

Fact 1
When the Apollo 11 moon lander touched down, Neil Armstrong said, "Houston, Tranquility base here. The Eagle has landed," making "Houston" the first word said on the moon.

Fact 2
Houston is larger as a city than the entire state of Maryland.

Fact 3
The total area of Houston is so large, it could contain the cities of New York, Boston, and San Francisco at the same time.

Fact 4
Houston has some strange laws, among them: one cannot sell Limburger cheese on Sundays.

Fact 5
If you love going to restaurants, Houston may be your city. Residents of Houston eat out more times a week than in any other city in America.

Fact 6
A common myth about Houston is that the city was founded by Sam Houston, a statesman and general who won popularity after the Battle of San Jacinto. In fact, founders Augustus Chapman Allen and John Kirby Allen honored Sam Houston by naming the city after him.

Fact 7
Near the center of Houston, Interstates 45 and 10 intersect. This is almost the exact spot that Houston's founders, the Allen brothers, settled.

Fact 8
The first-ever domed stadium was built in Houston.

Fact 9
The names of Houston's sports teams are all after features of space--the Astros, the Aeros, the Comets--except for their football team, the Texans.

Fact 10
Houston was one of the largest providers of shelter following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, welcoming more than 150,000 New Orleans residents.

© 2015

Whether you are in bed reading or out and about today, I hope you enjoy this tour of Houston as seen thru my lens :-)

I would love to see a photo tour of your hometown or city..

Join the fun! Create a photo tour of your own hometown or city and link up with us :-)

1400-1600 Smith Street

Notable Architecture in Houston

Jones Plaza Chess Set

Gerald D Hines Water Wall Park
More info about Gerald Hines Park

Downtown Houston Theatre District

Discovery Green Park

More info about Discovery Green Park

A part of our huge medical center infrastructure....  I viewed and shot this image at sunset, from Houston Zoo Courtyard

Facts and Figures about Texas Medical Center

This stretch of Houston was my Work home for 30 years...I worked as a  Neuro-Trauma ICU nurse at Ben Taub Hospital

Cheeto Bandits fighting it out.. Museum of Fine Arts Parking Garage

Miller Outdoor Theatre

More info about Miller Outdoor Theatre

Heritage Plaza

Famous Buildings in Downtown Houston

Houston Children's Museum

JP Morgan Chase Mural

Esperson Buildings

Bank of America Center

Williams Tower

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  1. I have never been to Houston but I sure do hope to make it someday.

  2. Love the scenes you have shown us. Thanks.


  3. Thank you ladies! I enjoyed shooting these scenes! Even though it was was a very long time ago :-)

  4. You are a master with the lens, it's like seeing Houston up close again. One of my favorite things there is, all the quaint and old world charm of certain restaurants.

    1. Ahhhh, the restaurants! My sister and I have visited many again and again that will forever stay in our hearts...We had our old haunts for eating and shopping..Monthly meet ups in Houston, to catch up with each other, took place for the better part of 2 decades..It has been almost 5 years since my sister moved to Colorado..In that time, many of our long time favorite people and businesses have closed or moved on to other areas..Makes me sad..With that said, a big part of life is learning to live with the changes and find other fun people and places to enjoy in my own home town..

  5. Stunning photography Lisa! I particularly love the fourth one abstract, with the pinky colours, and the birds are classic!

  6. Thank you ladies for the kind and beautiful words! I decided to use this post to create my first link up party! Please join the fun and link up with a photo tour of your own home town or city!

  7. Thanks for linking up!! It was a bit crazy this month but I'm working on really building it up in the months to come. I love this post. My mom is from Houston so it's a city I've been to a number of times! You have some great photos.