Houston – a little of this and that

Happy Houston morning! The photo above was taken from the Chase Tower in Downtown. You can see for miles!Β 

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Did you know the first room to have air conditioning in Houston was in the cafeteria in the Rice Hotel in 1922? Bet they were sold out of food every day in the summer!!!

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More than 145 different languages are spoken here!

The Houston Grand Opera is the only opera company in the WORLD that has a Tony, Emmy and Grammy award.

In 1899 Houston’s first City park was opened – now Sam Houston Park

The first escalator in Texas was in the Sears building in 1939 at the corner of Richmond and Main.

The City of Houston’s population was over 2,300,00 in 2016.

The land of area of Houston is 669 square miles.

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As you know if you’re a “follower” of my blog, we have underground tunnels but also skywalks

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Funky and odd but I love this!

 

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The architecture at The Shops at Houston Center

Just a little randomness to jump start your day!

Thanks for visiting!

Elizabeth and Max

PS Stay tuned for TONS of photos of the 2017 San Jacinto Day Festival and reenactment! I met so many fascinating people it will take several posts!!!

21 thoughts on “Houston – a little of this and that”

      1. Hahahaha πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ I’m from Cameroon at GMT+1 so I’m definitely ahead of you, so for the early wake but life belongs to those who get up early πŸ˜‰ So you should be thanking me instead πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‰πŸ˜Š

      2. Ha ha ha!πŸ˜„ no, I just meant my brain was too foggy yet to see if I recall where you live πŸ˜ƒoh yes I am an early riser! You should do a post all about Cameroon πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

  1. Love your photos and descriptions, they are awesome! It immediately triggers my wanderlust. And honestly, I could use some sunshine and warmth right now, in this aspect the PNW just can’t compete with Texas. Looks like I seriously have to consider to deviate to Houston next time I’m in Dallas. Have a great Sunday! Marcus

  2. Skywalks as walks as underground tunnels. I think I’d take the skywalks (if I had the choice). Magnificent photos, Elizabeth. I would so love to travel back in time to 1922 to watch those folk experience air con for the first time. Just goes to show it’s been around a lot longer than I thought.

    1. Hugh, you’re an angel! I just saw your tweet – how incredibly kind of you my friend! It’s VERY appreciated – I’m still figuring out Twitter πŸ™‚ !! Both Sky walks and tunnels fun but that and how EASY you can get lost in the tunnel makes me agree with you!!

      1. Hugh, you are just so awesome! I looked at your blog post on how to add Flipboard (as I love Flipboard but I’ve just always read it only) – your post made it incredibly easy and yea – I now have Flipboard πŸ™‚ Twitter is still a learning experience ha! But really a HUGE thanks!

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