Thursday, May 16, 2013

Off to Discovery Green Park

We're still on Saturday time...after visiting David Adickes place, were were off and running to Discovery Green Parka 12 acre park in downtown Houston. It's estimated cost to build and outfit it was around $125 million. It opened in April of 2008. Max was ready to go check it out...
Kayak lessons anyone?

This sculpture used to be in front of 1100 Louisiana's building for about 25 years but pipeline tycoon, Dan Duncan who owns the building donated it to Discovery Green Conservancy - it's estimated value is more than $1 million! Monument Au Fantome (Monument to the Phantom) was made by Jean Dubuffet between 1969-1971.



Wonder what was in those bushes? Max sure did like whatever it was!!!

This is the George R. Brown Convention Center
This is the Mist Tree made by San Francisco artist, Doug Hollis

There's even a dog walking area where Max met a friend!


The installation named Synchronicity of Color by Margo Sawyer and she used paints that are also used for underwater applications for oil rigs.
Anne...any ideas what this is?


No clue about this piece :( 





And off we go to our next big adventure...

What's next Ma? What's next?!!!
Have a beautiful today and enjoy the great outdoors!


”Roxy
Thanks to 2 Brown Dawgs for today's Blog Hop!

We also joined Roxy The Traveling Dog's "Travel The Blogville World - A Photographic Journey With Friends" Blog Hop so hop on over to see some other pups and peeps travel! All done without packing a single bag!


Roxy the traveling dog
 

38 comments:

  1. gorgeous park, your momma should take picturs for a living. It reminds us of a park in NYC near the new world trade center but yours is nicer

    urban hounds

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    1. What a dream that would be one day! You have no idea how badly I want to go to NYC!!

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  2. That park is so pawsome! Thanks for the great pictures and tour!

    Keep on wagging,
    Tootsie

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    1. Anytime Tootsie! :)Thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. You always post the best picture last :) hmmm not sure about that park...bit to modern for our liking...to manicured and neat. We think that heart thing is called "we love to poop" it does look like a big heart shaped poop :)

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    1. Hey, I like that and it is somewhat near the dog area :)

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  4. Another great post full of awesome pictures!! Max, your mom has a great eye for pictures. Can't wait to hear what your next great adventure is. You make it so we out in the blog world feel like we were along for the ride.

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    1. Aw, what a wonderful compliment - thank you!!

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  5. haha what's next, Ma? You are brilliant, Max. Thanks for inviting me in this fabulous Park. I never thought that your city has such a lot of green places... oh and what was in those bushes ? A squirrel? Or a Mole?
    ...or a treasure?

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    1. Easy we have to go out hunting for places but Houston has lots of green just not in Ma's pockets! Ha..the mysterious thing in the bushes..and old ice cream cone wrapper!

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  6. We love your outdoor art. Everything looks fabulous and sunny. We have been out in the Sun today as it at least warm now. Yesterday it was really cold. Have a terrific Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I'll take some of your cold...this weekend is supposed to get in the high 90's (F)...yuck! You have a great today too!

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  7. Looks like an awesome park! The plant looks like a bottle brush! :P You know, out of all the major cities in Texas, I can say that I've never really been to Houston. Looks like a pretty interesting place though!

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    1. Ha, I knew you were my "go to" on the bottle brush :) - thank you! What do you think is the best Texas place you have been? I really like Austin a lot but hear jobs are hard to come by :(

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  8. Wow, that looks so awesome. I love all the colors, the water features, and the art. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's a fun little park in the city and in the winter they have ice skating for a short time I hear.

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  9. Another thought...would you like to link this post to the Travel the blogville world bloghop on my blog? It's perfect!

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    1. Sure - let me try to figure it out real quick - thanks!

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    2. Ok, I figured it out rather painlessly for a change! Wow...I feel smart today...normally those kinds of thing hurt my head to figure out...think I might FINALLY be learning :) yea!

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  10. Oh that looks like a VERY neato place to discover all kinds of things Max! And you even met a new friend - that's pawsome!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    1. We didn't see any kitty place though...bummer huh Sammy?!

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  11. that park is beautiful! Lucky you!
    stella rose

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    1. It really is a nice park I must say!

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  12. That is a wonderful park! I love all the outdoor art installations!

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    1. I'd love to see even more art and water stuff there! :)

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  13. What a gorgeous park. There are so many lovely things to see. Love the bright coloured block and the fountains are wonderful.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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    1. There is actually 3 of the colored block installations and I like them too - makes it more cheerful :)

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  14. That is a GREAT park! I love all the water features and plantings. Is that a manmade lake and can you swim in it? Very cool, maybe even worth all them bucks!

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    1. Naw, made made and shallow but better than nothin' and I know at least $54 million was donation money but not sure about the rest....but it didn't come from this motley crew cuz we are outide of the city limits so no city tax for me...it's the one thing I got lucky on with regard to taxes :)

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  15. Looks like a great place to visit. Pawsome that they have the dog walking area!

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    1. Max for sure prefered the park grass but at least he could run around leashless for a while there :)

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  16. Max, you sure got some interesting place to go see!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. Won't be able to visit any of them for a long time now that the Houston Heat is on...time for a/c and indoor fun!

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  17. Looks like a super great place! I would have been in the water with the kids, though!

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  18. We did take a quick run through the water when we were leaving and it felt wonderful!

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  19. That is a great park! Max, you and your human never cease to amaze me with where you two go together. $125mil well spent. That's a beautiful park!

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  20. I can't get over all these fab parks you go to, Max! The art is great. Boy, we just go to the same ol', same ol' beach all the time!

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  21. This is a great place to spend the weekend! I would love to try to kayak and go under the fountain :D

    I'm sure Max and every person enjoyed their stay there. Happy weekend :)

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