Houston River Oaks Movie Theater -The Houston River Oaks Movie Theatre is a historic movie theater located in the River Oaks Shopping Center in the Neartown community in Houston, Texas, east of the River Oaks community. We were excited to find the River Oaks Theater is still in business. The River Oaks theater is a historic landmark and according to my other half its where she spent a good deal of her time in her early twenties so we had to stop and take a photo for nostagia sake. Just another street scene of this vibrant cityscape in downtown Houston. This was in the downtown part of Houston not sure if it is considered downtown or uptown Houston I don’t know where the line is located between the two areas.
Sam Houston Monument Hermann Park – Sam Houston Monument which sits at the entrance to Hermann Park in downtown Houston overlooking the park. Sam Houston is sitting on top of his horse Saracen over looking the beautiful Hermann Park in downtown Houston and is recognize for his victory over San Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This is bronze statue which was sculpted by Enrico Filiberto Cerrachio and has been sitting at Montross and Main since 1925. The arch it sits on was made out of a hugh granite slab and was sculpted by artist Frank Teich. This monument is one of the many Houston landmarks in the city. Sam Houston was recoginized for his victory over Santa Anna in the Battle of San Jacinto which secured the independence of Texas from Mexico in one of the shortest decisive battles in modern history.
Houston Skyline at Twilight – Houston skyline at twilight right after the sun goes down and the lights come on the buildings in downtown Houston light up and you have the blue hour or twilight. The blue hour or twilight is when the sky is still blue and the lights shine through to show this vibrant city in downtown with this great skyline in the background. The Eleanor Tinley Park run along the Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive with the Buffalo Bayou snaking it way through the park. After dark you can see the lights at the Jamail skate park along the townhouses next to the Allen Parkway with a little light still from the sun set earlier still reflecting off some of the buildings. Houston has some of the tallest skyscrapers in the south, it is a city that was made from the energy industry. Some used to say Houston has it cows and it oil, but things have changed a lot since I grew up here for this vibrant diverse city with many business including banking, tech and several universities like Rice, University of Houston not to mention a top place for art, music, museums, and some top knotch sports team like the Astros and along with many others things to do and see in the city. This is our latest capture of Houston using our drone to capture another great Texas aerial. Also available as a panorama.
Houston Discovery Green Park – This is the Houston Discovery Green Park from this aerial vantage point which let us create this great pano overview of this area. The Discovery Green park is 12 acreas right in the heart of downtown Houston across from the convention center, Toyota Center and Minute Maid Park a few blocks away. There are also plenty of places to stay in the area with the the Hilton Americas and the new Marriott Marque to name just a few right across from the park. We loved that from this vantage point you could also see the George Brown Convention Center the high rise hotels and condos in the area along with the Kinder Lake and the childrens spray area for cooling down along with other areas of the park. Along with the George Brown Convention Center they recently added Avenida Plaza and the Wing Over Water water sculptuer so you can spend a day just in this area of downtown Houston. There is parking garage under the park along with many other places to park and you can spend a day on Kinder lake kayaking or enjoy many movies, and music event at the Discovery Green free events while your here. The convention center new Aveida also is a new place to come and listen to music. While we were there people were dancing on the Aveida plaza to the latin beat of a Brazilian group next to the new water feature Wing Over Water right on this new area. There is plenty to do, see and eat in the area so you don’t have to go far. The Discovery Green park in downtown host over 600 free events for all ages every year you can’t beat that.
Houston Skyline from the Park – This is one of our favorite places to photograph with the many parks near downtown that also has a great view of the Houston skyline from the park. There are many hike and bike trails with fields for playing ball or start up a game of volley ball all with a wonderful cityscape with all the skyscraper high rise buildings in the city as a backdrop. The city view includes the usual skyscrapers like the Chase Tower, Heritage Plaza, Wells Fargo, and the 1400 Smith St. buildings just to name a few. You can see the Houston City Hall building at the base of the buildings where it is dwarfed by the high-rise skyscrapers since Houston has some to the tallest buildings in the southern US. The Buffalo Bayou run along side of the trials through out the park. This is the Eleanor Tinsley park that is right in downtown area along the Allen Parkway a wonderful addition to the city. It was name after Eleanor Tinsley who served on the city counsel for 16 years in 1998. What is so great is the Houston skyline from the park can be seen from most areas of the park and has been a huge addition to the city and a draw for locals and tourist that come to visit.
Fred Hartman Bridge BW – This image of the Fred Hartman Bridge in black and white as a pelican flys over is our photo of the day. The Fred Hartman Bridge in black and white really brings out the architecture of the bridges structure in this landscape image. This is another one of the cable stay bridges and the longest at 2.6 miles that have been built in Texas in the last twenty or so years. The other popular cable stay bridge is the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge in Dallas which has become a iconic site in the cities skyline. The Fred Hartman bridge crosses the Houston ship channel between Baytown and La Porte Texas. The bridge is the replacement for the previous Baytown tunnel because the ship channel need to be dug deeper to allow for larger ships to flow through the ship channel. I remember us driving through the Baytown tunnel on our way to the beach when I was a child and being afraid it would collape on us as we were going through. It was just my childhood claustrophobia kicking in as far as I know it never collapsed. It is certainly an impressive site to see new Fred Hartman Bridge in this Texas cityscape of the Houston ship channel.
Sunset at Fred Hartman Bridge – This cable stay bridge called the Fred Hartman Bridge is located out side of Houston Texas in the ship channel. The bridge was built to replace the Baytown tunnel when the channel had to be deepen for larger ships. This unique architectural bridge was completed in 1995. The bridge was named after Fred Hartman the editor and publisher of the Baytown Sun from 1950-1974. We had a hard time picking which image to select of the sunset at Fred Hartman Bridge on the ship channel outside of Houston to put on our website we took so many. This bridge is 2.6 miles long and spans across the ship channel from Baytown to La Porte Texas. The ship channel bridge is a cable stay bridge and is the longest bridge of it type in Texas. This bridge is the 77 largest in the world and one of four in Texas. The wonderful sunset at the Fred Hartman Bridge today made it difficult to pick which images to showcase as we had this incredible sky as sun set over the bridge.
Houston Skyline Pano at Twilight – Houston skyline at twilight pano with Allen Parkway as it runs along the Bayou and Eleanor Tinsley Park into downtown. Even after Hurricane Harvey the city has re-built itself back to it former self. You can also see the Jamal Skate park as it is lit up for the evening skatboarders at the blue hour. In this cityscape view your are looking at the Theater district of the city. Houston also has a reputation of a place to see top notched performing art along with access to several museums in the area. The Theater district performing art has nine major performing art group along with six performance halls. You can see Opera, a plays, the ballet and any number of music events including the well known Houston Symphony Orchestra. Houston is a large city with a population around 2.3 million people which makes it the fourth most populous city in the US and the biggest in Texas and the southern US. The Houston skyline is a very impressive site with some of the tallest modern skyscrapers buildings in the US. In this image you can see the Heritage Plaza, Chevron, Wells Fargo and the tallest building in Houston the J P Morgan Chase Tower at 1002 ft and it is the 17 tallest in the US. Houston is the seat of Harris county and was founded in 1837 near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou or Allen Landing as it is called today. The city was name after General San Houston after he won the battle of San Jacinto. Houston has been a growing city because of the port of houston and railroads along with oil boom from the early 1901. Houston has other industry that have made it thrive in america such as energy, manufacturing, aeronautics, and transportation. Also NASA mission control is located in the city. Houston has also taken the lead on health care with many people coming to the Medical Center for top notch doctors and hospital with the latest advancement in medical care. Houston skyline stock photos.
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Houston latest street art “The Wings Over Water” sculpture that is locate in front of George Brown Convention center in downtown Houston taken after dark in BW. I like the detail that this version brought out in an geometric patterns in black and white. We have many different phases and colors of this water feature Wings Over Water in our selection, this sculpture is one of the largest at 30 by 60 ft high in the world and is kinetic with moving parts however on the night we were there it was not working, but we will be back. To see more of Wings Over Water be sure and check them out on our website at beecreekphoto.com
Stunning aerial panorama of the Houston skyline right as the sunset behind us and the clouds were backlighted with these wonderful colors of the sunset reflecting in the tall buildings that make up down town Houston. We got up close and personal in this image so we could capture it with the highway and all these modern skycrapers in the skyline from this angle of the city in downtown area looking toward the Theater District. This is a popular spot for the performing arts and it runs along the Buffalo Bayou in downtown. Using a aerial drone allowed us the ability to capture the image from a different perspective and since we use a full frame professional camera for our aerial images it has the highest resolution possible so it can be enlarged up to 108 x 35 without loss of any detail. Houston has a beautiful skyline on any day but today was exceptional with the help of our drone, so thanks for looking.