Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Horrors Reimagined: Cool Visions of Core City Meltdown


AFTER AND BEFORE VISTAS 
















JITTERY TOWERS ALL SHOOK UP 



HUMBLE MOVE TOWARD NON-LINEARITY 





FACING THE FACADE 
AFTER THE METAMORPHOSIS 




AND FARTHER AFIELD, LOOPSIDE, WINGED WILLIAMS 


Seasonably macabre: The Old Hanging Oak



LIVE OAK WITH DEADLY PAST 


No gallows humor - just live history appreciation


TRIBUTE TO THE OLD HANGING OAK 




Sunday, October 30, 2016

Houston's Loftiest Fish Tank ... or is it a Bath Tub?




Big City Access Bridge atop skyscraper
Top-level finishing detail 


View from Mosbacher Bridge (Preston Street) 

Houston Ballet Building with Market Square Tower looming over it at sunset  
Strictly horizontal 



Saturday, October 29, 2016

Don't block what? - The Box


OF TWO-DIMENSIONAL BOXES AND 
PARADISE IN SALTY SLICES   

Traffic control signage: "Don't Block the Box"
Don't commit the newest offense: Box Blocking




MUNI BUREAUCRAT TALK ... BOX, AS IN INTERSECTION 

New geometric pattern at Bagby intersection at City Hall and Central Library
All that's missing is the diagonal crossing lights for pedestrians 
AND ANOTHER POETIC PAIR OF BANNERS: 
HAVE YOURSELF A SLICE OF PARADISE 
Glimpses of the City: Salty Water Melon Slices at The Box 
City of Houston - City Hall - Market Square Tower (Oct 2016)

City of Houston - City Hall Annex on Bagby
COH: City Hall Annex on the West side of Bagby 

RIP Social Security Gorilla

There goes the Primate  
Gorilla Mural by Nicky Davis 

As reported by Swamplot earlier this week, the Smith Street Gorilla is no more.
It met its un-maker when the former Social Security Office Building at 3100 Smith Street was torn down to make room for an additional Midtown Pearl development. 


Scene of Destruction: Corner of Elgin and Smith 


3100 Smith Street ca. two months before the demolition 
The Michael Savoie Smith Street mural is now history too 

Mural on east-facing wall of former Social Security Office Building by Michael Savoie
Artist: Michael Savoie 



Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Tacos under the Turret: Main Street Taco Concept taking shape at cavernous former Nit Noi space on corner of Main and Congress


Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building
 Remodeling and patio seating installation under way at 
street-level corner restaurant space at the historic 
Sweeney, Coombs & Fredericks Building
301 Main St, Houston, TX 77002 - Corner restaurant space
Tables being installed on sidewalk at forthcoming Main Street Taco concept 
The vaulted dining room is being readapted 
No longer Thai, not for quite a while 

TABC Posting by Main Street Taco Concepts LLC 

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos

Houston Streetwise Summer 2015 - Thumbnails of Top Photos
thumbnails of blog post pics Summer 2015

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics

2015 Mosaic of Sample Pics
2015 Jan-Feb Pics Posted