Thursday, August 15, 2013

Roadie: Houston's Discovery Green

Discovery Green from the tenth floor of the Hilton-Americas Hotel. (8/3/13)
Following eight days in Mexico, my mother and I began our journey back to upstate New York with a three-day intentional layover in Houston, Texas. While in Houston we stayed at the beautiful Hilton-Americas Hotel in downtown. Directly across the street from the hotel was Discovery Green, a public urban park in the heart of downtown. During the time we were at the Hilton-Americas, i took advantage of my mornings to walk around the city, always beginning and ending my excursions at Discovery Green. The pictures below capture just a small part of the park's offerings, as one can see from the official park map.

The Donor Walls at the Avenida De Las Americas entrance. (8/4/13).

The Grace Event Lawn. (8/3/13)

Two cats enjoy the park; apparently downtown Houston has a "feral cat issue." (8/3/13)

Synchronicity of Color, or the “art boxes,” by Margot Sawyer. (8/4/13)

One of two pieces which together comprise Doug Hollis' The Listening Vessels, which can be found
in the Wortham Foundation Gardens.  (8/3/13)

The Grace Event Lawn as viewed from The Transier Bandstand. (8/3/13)

One of the many special gardens; note The Listening Vessels to the left. (8/4/13)

Perspective shot of  Monument Au Fantome, Monument to the Phantom or
imaginary city in French, by French sculptor Jean Dubuffet. (8/4/13)

The Transier Bandstand backs up to a wild flower garden bed. (8/4/13)

Kinder Lake. (8/4/13)
Close-up of water lilies on Kinder Lake. (8/4/13)

Kinder Lake. (8/4/13)

Kinder Lake with Jones Lawn to the left. (8/4/13)

The park and city at night. (8/4/13)

No comments: