More quiet spaces.
Well, these are sometimes not that quiet! Houston is a noisy city, as all cities are. The metro rail passes underneath these arcs of water, and it’s always fun when you’re riding in it. I get off at this station to take the bus, and when I first got to Houston (well, after this was built – when I got to Houston this part of downtown had not been renovated) I worried about walking near the rails with so much water everywhere! For some reason I couldn’t shake the idea of getting electrocuted by mistake!! LOL
Sesquincentennial Park is a nice place to walk or ride a bike, though since it’s right next to Buffalo Bayou it floods all the time and then you have to wait until the silt and mud are cleaned up to be able to use it again! But it is a nice use of a small space, which otherwise might have been filled with concrete. The Wortham Center is on the opposite bank.
I discovered these water steps on the opposite side of the park – it was like discovering a small treasure!
And of course Tranquillity Park. The pools need a little maintenance, but it is still a nice place to just sit and enjoy being in the shade. It commemorates the first moon landing. I have to say, there is a certain quirkiness to Houston sometimes which I find cute.
- 15 May, 2008
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