Sights in the Heights

Here are some of the eclectic things that you may see on a stroll in the Heights, where a quite small, old 3br / 1 bath home can easily cost 400k (You can imagine what a large new one costs!), I cannot afford to live there, but it is not a terrible place to walk the dogs ūüôā

Here is a close up of that awesome H town wall art, I couldn’t get the whole thing in¬†a close up¬†shot without standing in the middle of a pretty busy street. – The art itself was very popular, and many a passer by stopped for a photo with it.

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Real estate in the core of the city is very high demand these days. Particularly in Heights and my beloved North Side areas of town where gentrification has taken over. – Even houses such as this, where nature¬†has reclaimed¬†what once belonged to man¬†would be getting daily offers if not for signage stating that they aren’t for sale.

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There is a lot of history here as well – A lot of this district is considered “Historic” – But there is some recent history¬†there too, such as this lamp on Heights Boulevard.

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The grassy areas between the side walks and the street are often unique and colorful.

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And you will see many lovely Roses.

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The¬†walking trail¬†is serene. – There are Gazebo’s to take a break a long the way.

SIH PARK

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And there will never be a shortage of local art taking over any space that can be imagined as a canvas.

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The below is near the Bike Lab. – The Heights certainly has no shortage of bicyclists.

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Even Car Washes join the art party. – And feel the love ūüôā

SIH CW

Stop at Happy Fatz for breakfast, Carnivorous or Vegetarian Hot Dogs, Pastries / Cheesecake or Coffee. – LOL they have got it all, and that was the best breakfast taco eva!

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SIH HAPPY FATZ

If you are not Veggie, some legit Mexican food is also an option.

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Support you local theater!

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Or walk by, (or dine at!) Coltivare and admire their sidewalk garden. – You may find a caterpillar friend munching on the fennel.

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You could also stop by this “Romantic” place for some rather¬†modest looking¬†Lingerie. – Maybe they keep the good stuff inside to discreetly let your freak flag fly? – I’m surprised the harshness of¬†direct sun doesn’t erode the elastic and lace of the display pieces.

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And on a final note, be very careful where you park! – Car break in’s are abundant in the area, and anywhere within a 15 minute driving radius. – Particularly if you ever park at Eleanor Tinsley park. –¬†Where Free Press Summer Fest was washed¬†out¬†yet again this weekend. –¬†Why do they even have it¬†there? – Port a potty’s only, not handicap accessible for a show like that really, and it’s a logistical nightmare for those traveling¬†near that part of the city.¬†– (Sorry about the off topic rant, that overpriced and over rated lame-o festival really grinds my gears)

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Seriously though please be safe and careful of where you park your car. I see way too much of this every single walk. Simply keeping valuables out of sight often isn’t enough, as they will just break in to your vehicle anyway to see what they can access from the inside. – I often park a neighborhood away from the parks/venues I am going to and hoof it (Yes very hot in Texas, but it beats a broken window), as the¬†parking near the attractions are the hot spots for the break in’s. Bottom line, just be aware and careful always and stay safe, don’t let the bad guys win!

See ya next time,

N

2 thoughts on “Sights in the Heights

  1. I’ve never been to Houston and quite honestly don’t know the first thing about the place, so I’m delighted you would take your readers along on this photographic journey! Now I really want to visit to see it in person; it seems like a beautiful, diverse, and exciting place. I love all of that stunning street art in particular.

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