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You're correct, but if you notice the name at the top of the building it's University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center which is the title of the picture. I decided not to create confusion by trying to explain it was a fancy parking garage, not the actual hospital.

Thanks. Actually that zone at about calf level is a freeway. It always has bumper to bumper traffic. If you look to the left you can see the concrete apron. I removed the cars -- they distracted from the sculpture.

The sculpture is maybe 10 feet tall. There is an area in Houston that has several of these large iron sculptures. I may post a couple more of them.

Yes, that is a very cool shot! Thanks for posting this!

Thanks. It's as shot. That's the natural color, no photoshopping.

This is Armand Bayou, near Armand Bayou Nature Center, the largest urban wildlife refuge in the United States.

Thanks kamaly

I just happened to come by here. Apparently I get notices of some comments and not others.


I see now. The same photo appears twice by a link. I know you can't control this, but Google should prohibit this proliferation of duplicates. GE is becoming so cluttered with similar pictures it's a problem and to double up by duplicating the same pictures only makes this worse.

About one and a half miles East-North-East of here is Texas' Polunsky Unit (http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/unitdirectory/tl.htm). It's a supermax prison, the location of death row where all inmates are housed awaiting execution. Executions are not conducted here, they're performed in the "walls" unit in Huntsville, Texas. Huntsville is about 40 miles from here.

When I was a child, our farm was about two miles East-North-East of here. It was roughly across the road from where the prison is today and we leased the land the prison is on to grow cotton. Four families lived on our farm and worked about 400 acres of cotton.

This is near the Goose Creek oil field, one of Texas most famous oil fields and where the first offshore drilling for oil in Texas occurred. Goose Creek is now part of Baytown, Texas where ExxonMobil has the largest oil refinery in the United States.

You can read about the Goose Creek oil field here http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/GG/dog1.html


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