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McGovern Centennial Gardens

Kite at Miller Theater

Kite at Miller Theater

5 Photos in This Gallery

Houston is mostly flat.  If you want a hill get a few bulldozers and pile up dirt from somewhere else.  That is how the mound in Centennial Gardens was built at the North end of Hermann Park.  It features a spiral ramp to the top.  The two mud soaked women were participating in a nearby team building exercise known as Goruck.  Participants pay to do boot camp style exercises.  The kite was flying by Miller Outdoor Theater, another man made hill.

 


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The Joy of Dance

The Joy of Dance

The Joy of Dance

8 Photos in This Gallery

These photos were captured at a dance festival in Houston’s Discovery Green, a beautiful park across the street from the George R. brown Convention Center downtown.  Discovery Green was inspired loosely by Chicago’s Millennium Park.


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On the Banks of the Colorado River

Colorado River #2

Colorado River #2

5 Black and White Photos in this Gallery

Lake Travis feeds the Colorado River.  You may notice the river is low with the bottom is visible.  Lake Travis is at 32% capacity after several years of a Central Texas drought.  It rained later that day, but the storm barely did anything for the reservoir.  This location is downstream near Bastrop, Texas at the Lost Pines Hyatt.


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More From SXSW

Redhead and Old Men

Redhead and Old Men

8 Color Street Photos in This Gallery

This is the sixth installment of photos taken at SXSW in Austin, Texas.  If you like this one, please look at the previous 5 in color and black and white.  If you don’t see them, click on the “Texas” menu button in the header and scroll down.


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SXSW Street Style

 

Girls Selling Art

Girls Selling Art

8 Color Street Photos in This Gallery

In this group of photos at SXSW all subjects posed or were aware of the camera and decided to interact with me.  This is the 5th part of the SXSW series, please look at the earlier ones if you have the time.


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Hilo

Lili`uokalani Gardens

Lili`uokalani Gardens

6 Photos in This Gallery

Hilo is a town on the wet side of the Big Island.  It is across the bay from Mauna Kea and surrounded by rainforest.  Not that many tourists from the US mainland go there, but it is a regular stop for buses full of Asians.

A few of these photos were taken at locations North of Hilo on the final leg of the trip driving back to Kona.


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Akaka Falls and Hakalau

Sugar Mill Door

Sugar Mill Door

10 Photos in This Gallery

Akaka falls is about a 35 minute drive North along the coast from Hilo.  The park has a short paved loop through lush rainforest with the main attraction being a long waterfall.

Further North,  soon after the turn off for Hakaka Falls you will see a bridge across a ravine.  Turn left just before the bridge and the road will take you under it eventually.  The area used to be the site of a sugar mill.  It was destroyed by a tsunami.  The foundation and some heavy steel parts remain.  People swim in the estuary because the beach is rocky.  Tourists from the mainland do not get to see this place.  I saw no other rental cars there.

 


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