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Here's a little perspective on how far we've come. Photo taken August 2001. Minute Maid Park (then Enron Field) is in its first season, 5 Houston Center and 1000 Main areĀ under construction. Enron, th

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Montrose1100, I've been meaning to ask you. In that picture you took where you can see your reflection, I was just wondering, Is that a crystal around your neck ? Very 80's my friend, very, very 80's. -_-;):lol:

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Do you work in an office building along shepard? perhaps the one next to the Huntington?

I work @ 610 and San Felipe (next door to Clear Channel). My building is right on the feeder overlooking the freeway. I was zoomed in to 150mm, so it may appear closer.

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Here's mine. I love skyline pictures.

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I really like this photo. The contrast of the bayou trail greenery and the skyline is great.

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I don't really do architectural photos anymore, but here's a few of my favorites I've taken of downtown Houston. I took these in 2004 and 2005.

I haven't watermarked these pics, so please don't repost without credit :) If you want some to put in public places, I can provide full resolution ones and the proper attribution info free of charge, but, please ask before you use them.

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Ah.. one of my old shots of downtown from 2003 when I visited UHD. :)

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Here are my pictures of the Houston skyline. I love this city and its skyline and over the past several years have accumulated many pictures of it.

This topic is intended to showcase our many beautiful skylines from a distance. Please dont confuse it with the favorite skyline angle topic.

My pictures:

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I will post more later. If anyone has any pictures of the skyline from a distance, please add them.

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Try getting more from the following locations:

4th Ward/Andrews St.

Houston Ave.

N. Main east of I-45

Ramp connecting northbound US 59 to westbound I-10

Buffalo Bayou in the East End

610 East Loop over the Ship Channel looking west

I think that you'll find that each provides delights...particularly on clear days at sunrise and sunset.

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^close to the HPD HQ^

sorry if those are a bit too close for what you asked for :(

Great pictures like always Montrose but I think the last one is from outside of Municipal Courts main building located at 1400 Lubbock. The HQ is at 1200 Travis Street. Sorry to nit pick :blush:

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Great pictures like always Montrose but I think the last one is from outside of Municipal Courts main building located at 1400 Lubbock. The HQ is at 1200 Travis Street. Sorry to nit pick :blush:

I was actually not going to post it because I couldn't remember what building it was... I knew it was something federal or court or police... I know the HQ is in a box building that looks similar to Allen Center 1 & 2. :blush:

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I drove all the way intown just because of this thread to post some pictures... Perhaps I am a loser, yes, or perhaps I hate the fact I moved to the suburbs, and truely miss the inner city life... perhaps...

Any-who, here you are:

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Money Shot!

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:)

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Here are some of Uptown from a distance. Im taking summer classes right now and will not have any new pictures of the skyline until i go home again.

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Greenway Plaza:

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Texas Medical Center (the largest employer in the city)

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Does anyone know how to make a panorama? I was going to try to make one with the second and third Uptown pictures but I dont know how.

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I really enjoyed the photo from Overlook Park. At least, that's what I think it was called in 1972. I have a picture from that park off Allen Parkway taken in 1972. Snow was on the ground and the One Shell Plaza building was the tallest. Only 50 floors. Sounds like Dallas 2006 :lol: just kiddin' :blink:

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I've already posted these but thought I would add to the thread anyway.

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Here's one (photographer unknown) of the Uptown skyline that really shows off it's size.

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No B.S. but on a clear smog free day, we know those are rare, you can see the tops of both chase

and wells fargo on the I-45 south bound bridge crossing spring cypress. That is a good 20 to 23 miles

a way. It would also make a good picture. After you spot them you can't wait to get to the next

overpass to see them a little larger. If you take the HOV in you can see downtown even better because

you are elevated longer. I guess the only problem would be if you get stuck behind a bus. <_<

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No B.S. but on a clear smog free day, we know those are rare, you can see the tops of both chase

and wells fargo on the I-45 south bound bridge crossing spring cypress. That is a good 20 to 23 miles

a way. It would also make a good picture. After you spot them you can't wait to get to the next

overpass to see them a little larger. If you take the HOV in you can see downtown even better because

you are elevated longer. I guess the only problem would be if you get stuck behind a bus. <_<

I've seen the skyline like that even on not so clear days. Its just so hard because the only way to get elevated high enough to see above the treeline is on the freeway (barely).

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Great photos, Greens! I remember going out of town for family visits when I was a kid. I used to sadly watch the skyline fade away as we drove down I-10. And I was always so happy to see the skyline emerge when we returned. Even today, I can't take my eyes off the skyline when I ride past it. (when I'm not driving of course.) :o

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Great photos, Greens! I remember going out of town for family visits when I was a kid. I used to sadly watch the skyline fade away as we drove down I-10. And I was always so happy to see the skyline emerge when we returned. Even today, I can't take my eyes off the skyline when I ride past it. (when I'm not driving of course.) :o

Same here! (btw: long time no post? welcome back!)

I remember when I first came to Houston, my father would take us to visit his parents in Louisiana. I would always turn completely around to watch the skyline fade away driving on I-10. The first time was at night, and passing Lake Charles, I thought it was a bigger city, because of the refinary lights. (sorry, your post just reminded me, thought i'd share too ;) )

edit: It should be noted when I first came to Houston it was for a summer, (not when I moved here +6 years ago) but when I was a toddler.

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Same here! (btw: long time no post? welcome back!)

I remember when I first came to Houston, my father would take us to visit his parents in Louisiana. I would always turn completely around to watch the skyline fade away driving on I-10. The first time was at night, and passing Lake Charles, I thought it was a bigger city, because of the refinary lights. (sorry, your post just reminded me, thought i'd share too ;) )

edit: It should be noted when I first came to Houston it was for a summer, (not when I moved here +6 years ago) but when I was a toddler.

Thanks for the welcome back! I like your post-- it's good to know I'm not the only sentimental one out there. By the way- I've been enjoying your photos of downtown and med center. I've used some of your photos for wallpaper on my work computer. Keep up the good work!

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My favorite view has to be driving North on 288 at about Airport just befoe 610.

It would make for a great panoramic. To the far left is Williams Tower and Uptown along with the Med Center and Reliant Stadium and of course Downtown to the right. It makes Houston seem very dense.

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