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Old Posted Jul 20, 2008, 1:52 AM
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Houston, part 1

As if traveling to Massachusetts wasn't enough, I also had the opportunity to go to Houston last month. Plenty of forumers here have shown some phenomenal photos of Houston, but, given my only personal experience with Texas prior was a late night drive on Hwy 40 through Amarillo(!) going to TN, I didn't know what to expect. Truth be told, Houston was surprisingly enjoyable!



















































































Light rail spotting...



















These guys know where to go to get out of the heat


































































































































































































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great pics, especially the bridges and night shots. i should've taken some night shots...but i was too drunk and then too sick.

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Excellent shots. Houston's got a great stock of modern skyscrapers. A qusetion for Houston forumers - does the light rail ever run in multi-car consists (two or three car trains)? It seems like all the photos I've seen are just the single car.
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Easily some of the best downtown Houston photos I've seen on this forum. Absolutely terrific. Especially enjoyed the night shots at the end. What day of the week/time of day were you strolling around?
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Houston is not an easy city to shoot pics of because of the highways and frequent clouds. You did a wonderful job!
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Excellent shots. Houston's got a great stock of modern skyscrapers. A qusetion for Houston forumers - does the light rail ever run in multi-car consists (two or three car trains)? It seems like all the photos I've seen are just the single car.
METRORail operates two-car trains during the weekday AM and PM peak periods (or roughly from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM - plus a couple of trips during the midday at the operations supervisors' discretion).

They'll also run them during special events, like Texans football games, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo or a large conference/convention at Reliant Center.

By the way, this was a great set. Looks like a Saturday or Sunday.
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great set!!!! Houston really shines!!!!
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Thanks for the comments. I really was impressed with Houston. I was there from Thursday to Saturday (June 18-21). My downtown shots were mostly from Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday day/evening. The night shots were Friday. I think I was lucky as both days there were thunderstorms & heavy rain in the early evening but it lasted no longer than an hour or two.

I took the light rail down to the Texas Medical Center and back downtown, it was one block from my hotel. I was pleased at how frequent the trains came and they were relatively full.
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Houston looks great!! You captured the shots well!!
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Love the old town shots! The newer parts of town remind me of LA.
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Great Job! It's nice to see the city through the eyes of a outsider.
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Thanks for the comments. I really was impressed with Houston. I was there from Thursday to Saturday (June 18-21). My downtown shots were mostly from Thursday afternoon/evening and Friday day/evening. The night shots were Friday. I think I was lucky as both days there were thunderstorms & heavy rain in the early evening but it lasted no longer than an hour or two.

I took the light rail down to the Texas Medical Center and back downtown, it was one block from my hotel. I was pleased at how frequent the trains came and they were relatively full.
Wow you did an amazing job!! I wish I could do downtown justice like that

Yeah, the afternoon thunderstorms are our typical summer weather pattern. It's really nice though b/c it cools things off, and the early evening tends to be great for going outside... I've been seeing a lot more people meandering in downtown during the evenings, whether it be to stroll around Disco G, or just enjoy the cooler weather.
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Excellent shots
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Really good shots, thanks.
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Very nice. Good to see some night time shots of downtown.
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