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Thursday, February 01, 2007

What Really Annoys Me...



It's that time again! I just love Theme Days. If you don't know, every month on the 1st the Daily Photo Family posts a theme picture, and February's theme is something that annoys you in your city. I can think of a few things that really annoy me about Houston...traffic...hot weather...mosquitos...but after awhile you get used to it and it doesn't bother you anymore.

The thing that really annoys me though, something I refuse to get used to, is that it seems like everywhere you look construction workers are bulldozing something. There used to be a big medical facility in the picture above, but today there is nothing but big piles of mud and workers. I appreciate the fact that most things are modern in the city, but there are very few things here in Houston that are old and historic. It is sad really. The good news is that Mayor Bill White (I just heard this on the news this morning in fact) is working on passing a bill that would protect historic buildings/homes in Houston from being demolished.

52 Daily Photo sites are participating in the February 1st theme, "What really annoys me about my city." Please use the links below to visit them. Due to time zone differences and other factors, the theme photo may not be displayed until later if you are viewing early in the day.

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Anonymous susan said...

Construction seems to be one of those necessary evils. Hurray for the bill that saves the historic buildings. It's so sad when past cultures are lost in the name of progress.

7:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

3 cheers for your mayor!

now at least things that are worth preserving will be preserved. (and not only memories...hehe.. )

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand your concern. I would be VERY annoyed if they decided to replace the historic buildings of Paris with newer ones!!

But in Houston, I suppose they don't have much choice, right. The area is growing at high speed isn't?

10:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get USED to the heat and mosquitoes? Really? Wow!
Nice photo to illustrate your subject. It is sad when worthy buildings are taken down rather than preserved. The owners usually make their decisions based on funds rather than aesthetics, and talented design/build architects are pretty expensive, so we get bland, streamlined buildings.
-Kim

2:14 PM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

Eric, Houston is growing very rapidly. It is hard to keep up most days!

Kim, the heat is ridiculously hot and the mosquitos are very unpleasant...err..."unpleasant" is even too nice a word...but somehow we have gotten used to it.

In fact, did you know that the capital of Texas used to be Houston? In 1842, "Sam Houston, elected to a second term as president, orders government moved temporarily from Austin to Houston to reduce vulnerability to Mexican army." The Texas Government was rumored to have been moved back to Austin rather quickly, because the politicians couldn't take the heat or the mosquitos!

And that is the history lesson for today!

Thanks for stopping by, guys...I appreciate it!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand. You should see Istanbul then. Very crowded city and constr uctions, mud everywhere...

5:03 AM  
Blogger slinger said...

In Minnesota, I do believe we have the preserving historic buildings law on the books. hopefully they come to sense in Houston and you can keep some of the historic value that can never be restored.

5:33 AM  
Blogger Su said...

There were big piles of workers? :)

4:12 PM  
Blogger Candice & Megan said...

Yes, Su! BIG Piles! :-)

8:26 AM  

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