Thursday, June 14, 2007

Searching for Culture in Houston

Our move to Texas is still months away but I am cruising the web for places of interest in Houston. I feel like by the time we get there I'll be pretty well schooled in the city's attractions.

One source for unique Houston locations is Hot Town, Cool City. Included is a map ( I *heart* maps), links to the locations, and a trailer to a movie of the same name as the site.

"Houston’s people are not just friendly —they are intimate —the City and its people are intimate, passionate, and diverse. It is the power of these qualities which makes Houston a COOL CITY. The passions of artists, chefs, philanthropists, business owners, and individuals have built a city of hidden gems that are right out in the open. When we read between the lines defined by the freeways we find a treasure map, with those gems waiting to be discovered."

The Aurora Picture Show looks like a great arts movie venue. The preview got me intrigued, and isn't that what the movie is for! Its seems like a big ra-ra-cheerleader lovefest, but that's okay. It's nice to see people enthused about their city and for good reasons.

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Also found, this great picture of Houston at night.

Foggy Lady, originally uploaded by Erci.

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My Houston Google Map
Houston - a photoset on Flickr
Flickr: Photos tagged with nationalmuseumoffuneralhistory


penguintroll said...

houston is a great place.. and if you like to eat some of the best food in the world.
and plenty of trails and parks to exercise off that food.
what part of the city are you moving to?

Bill Shirley said...

If you like the derby (as you said on my site - glad you liked the resale shop review) check out (which I co-host).

Also, if you have any Houston questions, I'll be happy to answer. I live ITL (Inside the Loop) in the Houston Heights.