Tuesday, May 6, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Views of Houston: Sesquicentenial Park

Tucked behind and below the Wortham Theater Center, you can descend either ramps or stairs down towards Buffalo Bayou and Alans' Landing.

This is where the Alan brothers landed - and eventually sold the swampland that is Houston.

Part of the walkway takes you below the Prairie Street bridge and then under the Preston Street bridge to a large sloping green circle.

The walkway is flanked by the "Seven Wonders" which are 70 foot tall laser-cut stainless steel columns designed by artist Mel Chin.

The only part about the park I don't particularly like is that statue of GHWB... bad enough you have to see it at the airport.

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