This week I struggled a bit with the theme of the week – I am feeling a bit homesick for Brasil and feel like I have seen all I am going to here so what is to photo. But to be a member of the gang, to be a loyal participant I felt I had to do something – so here it is.
Houston is a city of over 4 million citizens. It stretches the Harris county borders and in a few places reaching beyond. The metropolitan area is from Galveston to the south and Huntsville to the north – from the far side of the bay in the east to Katy to the west. That means we have shipyards, refineries, ocean shores and prairie and wetlands stretching to the west. We have palm trees and long needled pines, crepe myrtles and live oaks. We have sophisticated nightlife and large ranches with placid cows grazing. The people are a mix of immigrants, legal and otherwise, from Mexico and central American countries. There is a large Chinatown in east downtown area, and a very large Vietnamese group in the southwest. In fact in the last census the Caucasians were under 40% and all others over 60% – the city is a diverse conglomerate of people and cultures. With all this within the borders of one sprawling city how do you randomly cover it with a few snapshots. So I went through my archives, trying not to repeat myself, mixed in some recent shots and am hoping for the best.
Downtown Houston reflections, old and the new.
The bay, shrimping, oil and other industries.
Tree lined streets, and shaded homes.
Crepe Myrtle, long needle pines and wetland cat tails.
The faded blue sky of early morning to the bright sky of sunset.