Sunday, September 23, 2007

Weekend: Misplaced in Houston, The Orange Show, Flower Man, "Field of Vision" + More

Part of the weekend was spent looking for The Orange Show and The Flower Man House. While I had a map, the convoluted streets around bayou got me happily lost near MacGregor Way and Spanish Trail area. As I passed neighborhoods I had never seen before, I felt that Houston's strange lack of zoning extends to individual houses. Often I would drive by homes with strange additions and extensions. Very much a Houston thing.

Keep Your Ass Off, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

Driving in one of the neighborhoods I passed the house above...

The Orange Show, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

After much time, I found the Orange Show. The Houston Chronicle said of this strange attraction in the middle of a residential neighborhood, "....The Orange Show is a phantasmagoria, an eye- filling architectural circus, an unexpected oasis of pleasure..."

The Orange Show 2007 - a photoset on Flickr

Flower Man House, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

Field of Vision 3, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

Shipley Do-Nuts, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

Starting to really love this place. Kolaches are very good.

Roll-n Bar Sign, originally uploaded by Mr. Kimberly.

It's the perfect sign. A short name, a drawing of a drink, an arrow to show you where, and when you get there, you'll be staring at the large TV. Drink and watch the tube, that's what you'll be doing at the ROLL-N.


klee said...

don't forget the 'log-esque' font in there, another plus. ;->

Amber said...

THat last photo is just beautiful. Love it.