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Old June 22nd, 2009, 03:56 AM   #1
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Houston at night? You bet!

I was in Houston for business on Friday and decided to stay the night and snap a few shots of downtown. I explored maybe 20% of downtown in about 4 hours, 9 PM – 1 AM. My impression: the parts I saw were clean, safe, and quiet with a few pockets of activity here and there. The homeless people like having their photos taken, and Discover Green is a stroke of genius. Hope you enjoy the shots...



Main Street:












One of the metro stations downtown:





The meto police didn't like me taking this photo. Too bad they were too slow.



Houston Pavilions:



House of Blues sign



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I'd say Houston is getting its park-related development investment











Okay, I'm in the middle of the 4th largest city in the US, and I hear frogs croaking - fantastic.



As a suggestion to Houston, and speaking as one from Dallas, three little letters: L E D



This is the tallest building in Texas, a bit over 300m:





After I was done, tired and thirsty, I had a late dinner here:



And that's it. Houston is very photogenic and the people were friendly - too bad I didn't have the time to but scratch the surface. I plan to return to give H-Town the full treatment soon.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:13 AM   #2
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I love night pics, the quality of your photos are great, and Houston is a great city to take pics of.
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:35 PM   #3
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amazing pics of night time........ and beautiful colours charme de city at night
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Old June 22nd, 2009, 04:52 PM   #4
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Houston looks great... I remember pics from the 70's with threequarters of downtown being surface parking lots... thank god they removed them.
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Old June 23rd, 2009, 06:29 AM   #5
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Downtown H-Town @ night is more vibrant than ever. I haven't been there for a long time. How's the pedestrian activity there at this time?
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Old June 24th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #6
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Cool photos. If you do not mind me asking, would you tell me your settings on these photos. Like ur fstop, shutter speed, iso setting? I been trying to take photos at a similar time but just can not get the same result as you.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 08:11 PM   #7
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Beautiful pictures!
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:19 PM   #8
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nice shots. making want to get up and go hit some spots. i love downtown at night. and most of the homeless peoples are pretty cool and will leave you alone for the most part.

i have been wanting to go to the new park too. i heard it was really nice but havent made it down there yet.

saw you went past flying saucer too. you stop for a beer? one of the best spots in town to get a great beer, they have hundreds on tap and waitresses in school girl skirts.
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Old June 24th, 2009, 10:21 PM   #9
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Downtown H-Town @ night is more vibrant than ever. I haven't been there for a long time. How's the pedestrian activity there at this time?

good thursday through saturday. looks dead the rest of the time still. the no zoning laws real kills the potential of downtown in houston.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 01:37 AM   #10
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Houston is one of my favorite sunbelt cities. The people really make it. Looks like downtown is getting a bit more urbane than when I was there in 2005.
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Old June 25th, 2009, 06:45 PM   #11
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Beautiful and really very nice photos of Houston
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Old June 25th, 2009, 11:51 PM   #12
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it rocks !
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Old June 27th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #13
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Nice pictures! looks more pedestrian-friendly than I imagined!
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Old June 27th, 2009, 10:33 PM   #14
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what are the no zoning laws?
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Old June 28th, 2009, 04:56 PM   #15
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Great pics, thanks!
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Old June 29th, 2009, 11:07 PM   #16
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You are so good with photos!! And Houston looks so nice at night.
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 07:28 AM   #17
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Looks good at night.
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Old July 4th, 2009, 03:38 AM   #18
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Nice shots!
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