The Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston is certainly a distinctive building from the exterior. The architect Gunnar Birkerts designed a stainless steel clad parallelogram space. Shafts of sunlight can bounce off of this reflective surface on sunlit days. Even in cloudy weather, this building invites attention from passersby. Contemporary Arts Museum Houston 1972 was the […]
My hubby and I were intending to go to the Houston Zoo yesterday, but instead, we ended up at the Plant It Foward Farm. Even though we had arrived in Hermann Park only 30 minutes after the zoo had opened for the day, we were unable to find a parking spot. Note to self…try going […]
Orange Show Foundation This wild and imaginative folk art creation exists on a vacant lot on the East End of Houston. A Houston postman by the name of Jeff McKissack worked on this project from 1956 to 1980. It only stopped at that time due to his death. Mr. McKissack loved oranges thus the homage […]
This fantastic botanical garden opened to the public in 1974. My husband and I visited there along with both of our mothers about three decades ago. The changes in the landscape from the time of our first visit to our recent one is dramatic!
Nature Sanctuary in the heart of the city! The Houston Audubon Society has its headquarters building there. My husband and I had been driving past this spot for many years on busy Memorial Drive in Houston. All one can see from the street is a dense forested area. Curiosity finally got the best of us […]