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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



Discovery Green:





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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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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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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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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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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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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