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Sunday Streets HTX

Some Beard

Some Beard

10 Photos in This Gallery

Sunday Streets HTX is a program in Houston, Texas where streets in densely parts of the city are closed to automobile traffic on Sunday afternoon while bikers and pedestrians are invited to roam.  This past Sunday Westheimer was reserved for bikes and pedestrians.  It is in the center of the inked, hipster, gay and alternative community.  Bars and restaurants were packed, and a number of pop-up food stands were in business.  I treated myself to a tasty breakfast taco.


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Hermann Park Kite Festival

Kite Festival

Kite Festival

8 Photos in This Gallery

These photos are from the second annual Hermann Park Kite Festival.  It looked to have about four times as many participants as last year, but the serious kite flyers with large kites were not around this time.  The weather, was perfect.


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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 mud soaked woman was 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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