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#1 dangr.dave

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:13 PM

I traveled to Houston over the Thanksgiving weekend. We stayed in the arts district and saw some pretty cool stuff. You can click on any picture below to see a larger version:

We ate at the El Real Tex Mex restaurant, which was housed in an old theater building. They had a pretty sweet marquee.
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El Real Tex Mex by dangr.dave, on Flickr

The Menil Collection building was Renzo Piano's first building in the US.
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De Menil by dangr.dave, on Flickr

The Chapel of St. Basil on the University of St. Thomas was one of Phillip Johnson's last designs.
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St. Basil by dangr.dave, on Flickr

Another view of the Chapel of St. Basil.
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Phillip Johnson's Chapel by dangr.dave, on Flickr

And, here is the Broken Obelisk by Barnett Newman at the Rothko Chapel.
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#2 dangr.dave

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Sorry, this is the broken obelisk:
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Rothko P. Coltrane by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

El Real Tex Mex looks ten kinds of cool. What a great reuse of a movie theater. Houston has a good track record of finding new ways to use single screen theaters. The old Alabama Theater was a bookstore for many years and now houses the first Trader Joe's in the Houston area.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

Maybe some developers here in Fort Worth could learn from these examples. We should try new and different ways to preserve our historic buildings.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

I would definitely eat at El Isis Mexican Restaurant if they wanted to renovate it.

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:16 PM

El Real Tex Mex looks ten kinds of cool. What a great reuse of a movie theater. Houston has a good track record of finding new ways to use single screen theaters. The old Alabama Theater was a bookstore for many years and now houses the first Trader Joe's in the Houston area.


JBB, it really is a cool place. It's in a hip part of town - Westheimer and Montrose - the food is good, and they actually had a huge screen up showing a western movie while we ate.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:51 AM

Here is another cool thing to see in Houston - the Smith Street Skybridge:

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

Some more photos from my trip to Houston:

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Get yer bacon enciladas by dangr.dave, on Flickr

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Your photos of El Real Tex Mex almost make me want to drive down to Houston just to eat those bacon enchiladas. Great shots, as always.




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