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A Look Back: Come Along For The Ride!

A look back
Posted: February 18, 2020 at 8:14 pm   /   by   /   comments (6)

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Exploring Houston

Let’s take a look back at some intriguing places in and around Houston. With all of the information available to us daily, it is incredible that our brains can absorb it all. More amazingly, it is our fact of recall when desiring to pull up the information again. What we choose to remember versus what we deem less critical all gets sorted into the fantastic filing cabinet of our brain.

I am moving some of my articles over to HubPages but do not fear. These links will still take you to places of exploration in and around Houston. We will continue exploring Houston in the days, and hopefully, many years to come.  Let’s take a second look at some of my earlier articles now at home on HubPages.

View of Houston

View of Houston


Let’s first review some articles that address some unique Houston restaurants. One of them is a school for chefs, and the other is where you can taste food as it is eaten in the country of Ethiopia.

Courses Restaurant

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant

Sculptural Art

Second, let’s take another look at some fantastic sculptural art in Houston. The alluring Cypress Flower was a temporary exhibit, but one in which we can learn much about its creator. The other two sculptures are permanent and add much to the enjoyment of public art in Houston. Included in this list will be historic downtown buildings. The signature topping of the Niels Esperson building is indeed a form of sculpture as it resembles a temple from across the pond.

Cypress Flower by Lee Littlefield

American Statesmanship Park

George H.W. Bush Monument

Esperson Buildings

A look back at the top of Cypress Flower

A look back at the top of Cypress Flower


Thirdly, let’s meander on over to some parks in our metro area. Bell Park may be tiny, but it is a beauty. The more massive Hermann Park nearby has the peaceful Japanese Gardens. If you have not yet visited there, you will surely want to take a look. Bagby Park has everything an urban park in the Midtown region of our city could hope to offer. And then there is the expansive 320-acre park out in Tomball. Plan an outing in Burroughs Park to have some fun and respite from the business of daily living. You will come away refreshed and rejuvenated.

Bell Park

Japanese Tea Garden

Bagby Park

Burroughs Park

Serene scenery in Burroughs Park

Serene scenery in Burroughs Park

Must-See Museum

Lastly, for some education about people who served our nation long before they were emancipated, and well after, be sure to head on over to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum. You will leave with a greater appreciation of history.

Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Old wagon outside of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Old wagon outside of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Cartoon Fun

Just for some final fun on this journey of remembrance, you might like to see some old cartoons produced by Charles Criner, a Houston artist, and learn about how and where they came to be shown.

Charles Criner Cartoons

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  • March 20, 2020 at 5:06 pm Christy B

    So many great places to see! And I wish you all the best with the move over to HubPages for some of these posts, Peggy.

    • March 20, 2020 at 5:45 pm Peggy

      Thanks, Christy!

  • February 29, 2020 at 7:28 pm Virginia Billeaud Anderson

    Enjoyed the look back. Particularly your photography

    • March 3, 2020 at 5:45 pm Peggy

      Thanks, Virginia!

  • February 20, 2020 at 9:38 pm Bruce

    Thanks for the “look back”. Will we be riding along on more?

    • February 20, 2020 at 11:00 pm Peggy

      Hi Bruce,

      Yes! Stay tuned for more!