Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Crosspoint Church Student Ministry Building coming on Bellaire Blvd.



 4601 Bellaire Blvd, Bellaire, TX 77401
Crosspoint Church (yard signage) 

Student Ministry Building Project Sign: 
MISSION CONTRACTORS, INC (contractor) ROY HARPER AIA & Associates (architect)


Mission Constructors Inc - Church project on Bellaire Blvd.
New church building under construction in the 4600 Block of Bellaire Blvd. 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Wreckies: Nomination for Wrecking Ball Award: "Nonpreservation Incarnate"

While Swamplot is canvassing for the best demolition of the year
... how about some public shaming for a really regrettable  

Bad Sister Act of the Century   


The Nicholas Clayton jewel of a centennial building was martyred in 2015

Worst, rather than best, Demolition 

From Incarnate Word to desecration, dust, and debris 


INCARNATE UNWORDS OF 2015: "Watch Us Wreck" 

Incarnate Word Academy - History on the Sidewalk 

Facade in January 2014





Not heading to the Catholic Academy: July 2016 street scene


Metal beam frame of new building sprouting in July 2016 




Golfsmith Store Closing


The End of Golfsmith - Westchase Store Closing 


Monday, November 28, 2016

Barker reservoir outlet repair under way at Dam in West Houston

Water detention and flow-through control enhancements at
one of the West Houston dams that protect Houston from flooding


(or at least mitigate the damage when Buffalo Bayou rises over its banks)  

New Outlet Structures and Cutoff Walls being built at Barker Dam

New Outlet Structures and Cutoff Walls being built at Barker Dam 
(project sign) 


Water flow into Buffalo Bayou is controlled by raising and lowering of the barriers
on the West end of the culverts that traverse the dam 

Landscape inside the reservoir behind the dam in dry conditions 




Dam Road - Looking North toward I-10 

Restricted Area Warning Sign 
Snowy egret on Buffalo Bayou 

Non-street version of street art: Dam Graffiti 

Flow control structure on the west-facing side of Barker Dam 
29°46'10.9"N 95°38'46.7"W
Ramp leading up to the top of the Dam - Trail currently closed 
Great White Egret looking for fish 

Buffalo Bayou at Highway 6 (Briar Hill) downstream from the outlet structure 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

TBH Latino Literature and New Murals

Amy Bishop over at Houston Public Media reports that there's a new place to buy Latino literature in Houston: At the Talento Bilingüe  Houston (TBH) community center in the East End. See story here. But it's not just the literary offerings that are new. The building also sports new murals on multiple sides, as the photos below attest. And they need no translation. Just imagination and interpretation. 







North wall mural 



Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Turkey Day



Pilgrim-themed contribution at recent street art festival 


Harvest-themed street "mural" at Via Colori Festival 

Different kind'a bird (on North wall of the TBH) - 2016 Houston Hue Festival creation 

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