Tuesday, August 30, 2016

High-rise Criminal Courthouse in Downtown Houston



1201 Franklin, Houston, TX 77002

Harris County Criminal Justice Center seen from Main Street Bridge at UHD 
Buffalo Bayou - Main Street Bridge - Harris County Jail Facility - Criminal Justice Complex with high-rise courthouse 

Monday, August 29, 2016

Crown work high up on the Downtown Skyline



Zoom shot of top of new Hines skyscraper under construction on Main at Texas Ave
in Downtown Houston, Texas (Aug 2016 photos)




Former Union National Bank Building, now Hotel Icon on corner of Main and Congress



Located on the corner of Main and Congress, historic Hotel Icon also frames Market Square on the Travis Street side.

Hotel Icon name plate and logo

Hotel Icon 220 Main Street, Houston, Texas, Downtown 77002

Hotel ICON
Travis at Congress - Clock Tower and Hotel Icon (Aug 20, 2016 photo)
Travis Street Restaurant Row - Clock Tower - Hotel Icon 
Hotel Icon Parking Garage on corner of Congress and Travis St. 
Partial view of Houston is Inspired Mural on Treebeards wall
Partial view of Houston is Inspired Mural on Treebeards wall
Can you find a bit of Hotel Icon in this pic? 
View from Milam Street: Hotel Icon and County Building/garage with bright white wall facing West 



Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Friday, August 19, 2016

UHD Gator Wall Mural


Gator mural on building adjacent to UHD's outlying parking lot 
427 N Main St, Houston, TX 77002
He is looking at you ...

UHD Gator Wall artist information 
Welcome Gators! to University of Houston Downtown 
Gator wall with Downtown Houston Skysccrapers 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Black and Red House in Montrose, with Lanterns, and variations on the theme


A converted single-family residential property on the corner of Westheimer and Stanford has joined to the impressive number of tattoo parlors in Montrose. Black and red is not all that common a color combination for a house or a biz, to be sure, but it is not entirely unprecedented either, whether the application be secular or not so secular. 

Mark's  Fine Dining in a Church RIP 
1658 Westheimer - Former church and restaurant 
Mark's.- Now demarcated from Shaw's westward and no longer serving the congregation attuned the finer and more uplifting things in life, but still a commanding presence on Recycled Rags Row

The Royal Oak Bar & Grill (Jan 2016 photo)
Red brick with black deck: The Royal Oak Bar & Grill (Jan 2016 photo)
The Black Wall with Red Accents 

The Black Faced Wall
Black at least on a dreary day (otherwise grey), not to mention low in light during business hours,
the Numbers Night Club, with a little red cheer out front, both solid and striped. 

And then there is the black & white edition of a Montrose tattoo parlor  ...

Houston Ink Society 
.... and that polychrome version of a tattoo venue across from the biskit junkie on the corner of Taft 

Sacred Heart Tattoo at 327 Westheimer across from El Tiempo Cantina on Westheimer and Biskit Junkie on the West (Taft)



New street art on Lower Westheimer and a second colorful but non-biscuit curtain wall (Summer 2016)


Painted utility box on SE corner of Westheimer and Taft 
No, it's not a mini-Ashby highrise. Just hi-lo  
It's a crowd on the vintage and resale shops row in Montrose; and what a crowd it is.
Love lost or left in San Francisco 
Dude with palette and paintbrush 

Rainbow-themed wall, but with vertical color bands 
Pride Wall - Westheimer near Dunlavy


Muralized utility box across from El Tiempo Cantina at Taft 

Street art on the 300 Block of Westheimer at Taft - Musicians mural at Numbers Club in the distance 
Sacred Heart Studio 
The Musicians at Numbers Club, not new, but iconic 

Musical legends mural at #'s Club on Lower Wetsheimer 



Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Michael Savoie Mural on corner of Elgin and Smith


Color-rich mural on East-facing wall of former Social Security Administration office at 3100 Smith Street 
From Smith to Elgin 

Below: More art on the Midtown Block - Primate Art 
Nicky Davis Gorilla Mural

Nicky Davis Gorilla Art (May 2015) Zoo-related Mural in Midtown
Nicky Davis Gorilla Art (May 2015) Zoo-related Mural in Midtown