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Thinkery

Light Room

Light Room

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The Thinkery is an edutainment center for children.  The place is a giant toy.


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Yellow

 

Zuti

Zuti

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As I scrolled through the over 300 blog posts here the frequency at which yellow showed up in my photos amazed me.  I tried to pick a few where yellow was fundamental to the composition and in some cases clearly associated with the subject.  “Sulphur Vent and Zuti may be found by clicking on the “Croatia” menu button in the header above.  Union Pacific’s colors are a frequent sight in Houston.  The city was a rail center before oil wis discovered at nearby Spindletop.  Likewise, Marcia what photographed in Houston.  The pedicabs were just outside the Quarter, in New Orleans;  there is a menu button above for those popular photos.

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South of Kona

Ron Scubadiver:

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Originally posted on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life:

The Painted Church

The Painted Church

8 Photos in This Gallery

South of Kona there are a series of nearby beaches.  Place of Refuge is a Pu’uhonua o National Historic Park and it is adjacent to Two Steps Beach, a popular snorkeling and scuba diving spot.  Further down the road is Hookena Beach Park where I photographed some locals and their boats.

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Girl Talk

Girl Talk

Girl Talk

8 Photos in This Gallery

These were captured during September and October of 2009.   Some of these were taken at the docks in venues that have moved.  “Girl Talk” was photographed in the basement of Houston’s Contemporary Art Museum.   As I look at these it reminds me that the gallery scene was somewhat more freewheeling then than now.  Most of these have not been previously published.


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Edgy Beauty and Tattoos

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

Girl, Tee Shirt Rollled Up

10 Photos in This Gallery

These photos are from Houston Gay Pride 2009.  Why they were in my archives and not on the blog is a mystery to me.  Five of these are being published for the first time.


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Saturday Afternoon Art Events

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

Burlesque Performer Kiki Maroon

8 Photos in This Gallery

As it was close to Christmas many of the Houston art galleries had an open house on Saturday afternoon instead of in the evening as they usually do.  April Murphy is shown in front of her whimsical pet paintings.  Please like her page “AEM Gallery” on facebook.  April says her work is all about happiness.  Later there was a performance art show at Lawndale Art Center. Kiki Maroon produces and performs in burlesque shows.  One of her recent productions is Kiki’s Sordid Sideshow.  She is usually in character.  You can find many images of her in costume on flickr.  A mermaid was cooling off in a tub of water because it was 80F on this warm December afternoon in the South.  The lovely kissing booth girl was fun to chat with, but I did not take her up on the kiss, which would be scored.


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A Saturday in December

Cecilia Shoots

Cecilia Shoots

8 Photos in This Gallery

I wandered up to the Houston Heights and saw the sights on 19th Street.  It looks like Main Street in a small town despite being surrounded by sprawling Houston.

That evening there were more art gallery openings than one could attend in an evening.  Most of these were true openings with new works, not just art store open houses like the ones seen on Canyon Road in Santa Fe.  Photographs in the background in “3 Blonds” are by John Runnels at Redbud Gallery.  “Cecilia” is at Archway Gallery.

 


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