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Roaming Houston 1012

The Meaning of Empty

The Meaning of Empty

These photos were captured at the end of October as Halloween approached.  An Ice House decided to have a pumpkin carving contest.  The owner (or manager) announced he would be judging the contest and would accept bribes to influence the outcome in cash or by credit card.  This was at the West Alabama Ice House on Alabama Avenue in the Montrose district of Houston, Texas.  In case you don’t know, an ice house is an open air bar where beer is served, usually from large tubs filled with ice.  Next, I visited a Day of the Dead celebration.  This is the traditional Mexican way of celebrating Halloween.  There was an outdoor fair with food and other vendors.  Indoors there were memorial shrines.  The final two images are spooky because of their vast emptiness.  Both were captured at the George R Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas.  The walkway shot makes me dizzy.  All of these were assisted by the low light magic of a Nikon D800 and 28mm f/1.8 G lens.

12 responses

  1. Lovely shot, looks huge the main hall. Im sure a jolly old time can be had their.

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    February 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

  2. Roswitha Mecke

    I like the T-shirt.

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    February 10, 2013 at 1:30 pm

  3. Love that first pic. The spooky dolls are really bizarre, but so right for Halloween. :)

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    February 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

  4. Good deal.

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    February 10, 2013 at 7:58 pm

  5. What a wonderful series. I look forward to seeing your postings.

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    August 23, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    • Thank you Tim. This is from the archives, and I have tons of that.

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      August 23, 2014 at 1:09 pm

  6. Favorite time of the year! Maybe through some of our wanderings,my husband and I will make it into some of your pictures! Love your travels,pics,and posts! Thanks for sharing! Jen

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    August 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

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