March Color

No Drinking on Premisis

No Drinking on Premisis

These were photographed at various Houston locations, but mostly along Dowling Street in the Third Ward.

 

45 responses

  1. Thanks, Ron.

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    March 9, 2014 at 9:41 am

    • You are welcome, were you needing a dose of sunshine and color this morning?

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      March 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

      • Always, Ron! Thanks for providing more of that, into my world.

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        March 9, 2014 at 9:45 am

  2. It was worth the wait !!! My favorite is definitely the pop-art inspired “Montrose Proper” ! Great pics !

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    March 9, 2014 at 9:44 am

    • Mystery Woman, I have been past that place many times and never realized it was a painting of a woman’s face, possibly Marilyn Monroe.

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      March 9, 2014 at 9:46 am

      • Yes, it’s a reproduction of a 1967 “Marilyn Monroe” silkscreen by Andy Warhol : how glamorously arty !

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        March 10, 2014 at 10:07 am

  3. Things have changed since I was there in 1986! :D :D :D Love these images Ron!!!

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    March 9, 2014 at 9:53 am

    • I have lived here since before 1986 and the pace of change has accelerated in the last 5 years.

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      March 9, 2014 at 10:34 am

      • I just remember I was there during a trip along the Gulf Coast (offshore industry recession, platforms laid up, etc.) and attended, with some Dutch royalty, the Offshore conference and expo in (I’m not sure of the name..?…) the Dome (exhibition centre a bit South of the city bowl). Had to make a journalistic documentary commissioned by the Industrial Council for the Oceanology. Six weeks of interviews and photo shooting!

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        March 9, 2014 at 2:57 pm

  4. Nice Gallery! I LOVE the Marilyn house.

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    March 9, 2014 at 10:17 am

  5. Nice colorful series here, Ron :)

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    March 9, 2014 at 10:25 am

  6. Love love love this set..my favs..red shutters and Montrose Proper

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    March 9, 2014 at 10:26 am

  7. LOVE THESE!!!

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    March 9, 2014 at 10:34 am

  8. Really like red shutters and what you’ve done with Red Ball.

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    March 9, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    • Is that because you like red states? Thank you Chris.

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      March 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

      • I vote for a purple series

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        March 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        • Every now and then I find a purple house and photograph it.

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          March 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm

  9. What an amazing gallery you offer us here – wow … I love urban street art. My favorite is the Red Ball – looks like it’s a piece of art. Love the bold colors. We can’t get enough of color on our planet and in our lives.

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    March 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    • There are 4 red balls on the bridge and at least three bridges like that.

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      March 9, 2014 at 4:46 pm

  10. Plenty of colour here!

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    March 10, 2014 at 4:33 am

  11. I like the Andy Warhol reference in the graffiti depicting Marilyn Monroe. The graffiti Master is also a good piece.

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    March 14, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    • Thank you Guz. There are a lot of pop art fans out there.

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      March 14, 2014 at 1:29 pm

  12. Thank you for liking “Spring Is Here!” This is a great post! :) I enjoyed looking at this colorful and interesting photo gallery. In some of the photos, the graffiti brings new life to what would otherwise be lifeless abandoned structures. In addition to “Red Ball,” I especially like “Venus Salon” and “Montrose Proper.” I almost forget that Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe have been dead for decades because they are still popular today.

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    March 22, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    • Thank you. Elvis has been sighted lately, LOL. I go to that area frequently.

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      March 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

  13. Visiting from Holistic Wayfarer’s site, where you liked a post on race featuring me. Thanks.

    Like this image.

    Best regards,
    Elizabeth

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    March 23, 2014 at 7:25 pm

  14. Love all the color. I remember Houston as being a concrete jungle! Not so, not so!

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    March 24, 2014 at 10:21 am

  15. I always love your photos Ron. The subject matter and the colors are always interesting. :-)

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    April 6, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    • Jill, thank you. Your adventures at sea fascinate me.

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      April 6, 2014 at 9:12 pm

      • Thanks Ron!
        I really wish it was more of an adventure. It used to be a LOT more fun! It’s very hard to find a job where you can still enjoy going to work out here. I am still trying tho. I do have some great sea stories from over the years. ;-)

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        April 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm

  16. Great photos! And thanks for stopping by my blog.

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    April 10, 2014 at 5:00 pm

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