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My adventure through manic Rome continues, this part in color. Campo de Fiori is an outdoor market, and a lesser known attraction, so it was not so crowded. Incidentally, Nikon Girl took my picture first. “Dimensional Portal” is an indoor fountain a few blocks away from the Spanish Steps. I was chased away by an unusually rude security man as soon as he heard the mirror slap.
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Via Colori is held on the weekend before Thanksgiving in Houston, Texas. This year activities on Saturday were canceled due to rain. Activities had to start all over again on Sunday and be ready to wrap up by 6 PM when streets would be turned over to traffic.
The final three photos are from Artcrawl which was held on the rainy Saturday in the warehouse district North of downtown.
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Artcrawl is an annual event that takes place in November, usually on the same weekend as Via Colori. It is an early Christmas shopping opportunity for collectors. It’s located in the warehouse district North of downtown Houston, Texas that stretches from the docks North of I-10 where Diverse Works used to be housed to the Hardy Nance Studios where over 50 artists have studios. This area used to be dodgy, but has become gentrified. My two favorite venues here are Mother Dog Studios and the Hardy Nance Studios. Those are where I spent most of my time. The 2014 Art Crawl is next Saturday.
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This architectural oddity is located about a quarter mile North of Ninfa’s on Navigation in Houston’s Eado neighborhood. The area is in transition with large tracts of vacant land awaiting development. Some of these images were influenced by Geiger’s interpretation of the loading port on a garbage truck.
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The best thing about a Renaissance Festival is you can be anyone you want to be. Here are photos of ladies or wenches in costumes of all sorts. All were shot on October 6, 2012, opening day in Plantersville, Texas. By the end of the day cloudy skies provided soft lighting.
See all renfest photos here from 2008, 2012 and 2013: http://ronscubadiver.wordpress.com/category/renfest/
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Willow Waterhole is a flood control project on 290 acres. There are two ponds with the larger one portrayed here. Over 1 million yards of earth were removed during construction. A side effect of this dig is a beautiful park and wildlife habitat. Learn more here.
Due to my trip to Spain, I only had half a month of cruising Houston’s excellent art galleries. I did get to the opening of the Houston Fine Arts Fair. It was very crowded.