Originally Posted by BnaBreaker
Great set. I love Houston and all it's quirks. I understand completely what everyone is saying about the gates, power lines etc. On a development by development basis, I'd be opposed to those things, but for some reason when it comes to Houston, I kind of like it. It just adds to the quirky, unique, eclectic, organized chaos that makes Houston unique. It's definitely not 'just another sunbelt metropolis'.
I like that, too. And every time I visit something else has changed. Never a dull moment.
Just as an aside, one can go on Google Street View and see power line chaos in most U.S. cities, at least in the older parts. Newer suburbs, including Houston's, often have buried lines. I like to remind forumers that what is shown in photos reflects the interest of the photographer. Some posters will focus on fences and gates, giving forumers the impression that all houses have them. Others focus on grit, others on newer, less interesting areas. Others like power lines. Only those who have actually explored and experienced a city really know what it's like. Most are surprised when they find out there's more to a city than what is posted in SSP or elsewhere.