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hemisfair park murals

hemisfair park murals

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connections

connections

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hotline

hotline

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up

up

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concrete scales

concrete scales

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spinning astronaut

spinning astronaut

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saturn v

saturn v

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franklin mountain view++

franklin mountain view++

Photo Friday (On The Horizon)

..so here was the view from the parking lot, and this one’s the view from when you get off at the end of the tram ride..

*my theme’s not suited for panoramas so just click on this thumbnail below to supersize it..

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franklin mountain view

franklin mountain view

..the view from the parking lot of the wyler aerial tramway..

..supersize me..

 

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ysleta del sur pueblo

ysleta del sur pueblo

..the third & last of the missions we visited along mission trail in el paso.. you can find the first ones here, here, and here

The Ysleta del Sur Pueblo (“the Pueblo”) is a U.S. federally recognized Native American tribe and sovereign nation. The Pueblo is one of three tribes located in Texas and the only Pueblo located in the state. The Tribal community, known as “Tigua”, was established in 1682 after the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Since then, the Tribe has retained a significant presence in the El Paso region that helped pave the way for the development of the area. The Tribe maintains its traditional political system and ceremonial practices and continues to flourish as a Pueblo community. Tribal enrollment is over 1,600 citizens. (source)

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alamo & crockett

alamo & crockett

..something colorful to counter the gloomy weather..

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call me frank

call me frank

..the view from the top of one of the franklin mountains..

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light relay

light relay

..signal towers on Ranger Peak..

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tram view

tram view

..another view from up the tram..

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wyler

wyler

..the opposite view..

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rivercenter

rivercenter

..pretty snazzy for a mall..

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navarro street

navarro street

..another one of them view from the river shots..

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layered

layered

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crockett st

crockett st

..walking around The Alamo..

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ascending

ascending

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elizario

elizario

..presidio chapel of san elizario undergoing renovation..

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siesta

siesta

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oro oro

oro oro

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alamodome

alamodome

..it’s the one to the left, the one to the right is the institute of texan cultures..

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s alamo

s alamo

..view from the tower of the americas..

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ambivalent

ambivalent

..just something we saw while floating around the san antonio river..

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nix medical

nix medical

..the nix medical center in san antonio, tx..

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commerce guards

commerce guards

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dulling

dulling

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royalty coins

royalty coins

..just a nice building we saw while walking around san antonio..

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socorro altar

socorro altar

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socorro

socorro

..the interior of socorro mission..

The original Franciscan mission, Nuestra Señora de la Concepción del Socorro, was founded in 1682 by the Franciscan order, to serve displaced American Indians (the Piro, Tano and Jemez) from New Mexico, who fled during the Pueblo Revolt. The present Socorro Mission was constructed around 1840 to replace an earlier 18th-century mission destroyed in 1829 by flooding of the Rio Grande. The mission, constructed of adobe surfaced with stucco, is particularly notable for its interior. The finely painted and decorated beams, or vigas, are from the 18th-century mission and were reused when the present church was constructed. The massing, details and use of decorative elements of the Socorro Mission show strong relationships to the building traditions of 17th-century Spanish New Mexico.

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ktsm

ktsm

..KTSM transmitter tower in El Paso, TX..

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socorro mission

socorro mission

..one of the missions we passed by along mission trail in el paso, tx..

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crescent

crescent

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for distant viewing

for distant viewing
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alanreed cemetery

alanreed cemetery

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alanreed

alanreed

..you get beer with your mail in Alanreed, TX.. 🙂

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tower of the americas

tower of the americas

..taken at one of our stops in san antonio, tx.. the view from up there was awesome.. 🙂

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adobe

adobe

..adobe establishments in el paso, tx..

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the lord’s day

the lord's day
San Elizario Chapel, as known as La Capilla de San Elcear, was never a mission, but it functioned as a presidio chapel. It provided the religious needs of a presidio or an outpost of military personnel. The presidio was moved to the present site in 1789, to protect travelers and settlers along the Camino Real (Royal Highway) which ran from Mexico City through Juarez City, Mexico then called Paso del Norte to Santa Fe, NM. Its close proximity to the Ysleta and Socorro missions also provided protection for them.
When Mexico became independent from Spain in 1821, the military presence at the presidio decreased. By 1848, the presidio had fallen into ruins. Rebuilding efforts began in 1853, with a small church. This proved inadequate and the present structure was completed in 1882. The exterior appearance has ever since changed very little.
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v train

v train

..same place where i got the van horn ‘V’ on the mountain side..

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range

range

..taken somewhere between fort stockton, tx & van horn, tx..
..supersized image (click thumbnail)..

..and for the remaining videos of our road trip..
..third leg, part one, Fort Stockton, TX to El Paso, TX..

..third leg, part two, El Paso, TX to Willcox, AZ..

..fourth leg, part one, Willcox, AZ to Tombstone, AZ

..fourth leg, part two, Tombstone, AZ to Phoenix, AZ..

..fourth leg, part three, Phoenix, AZ to California

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breakfast in texas

breakfast in texas


..second leg, part two – san antonio, tx to fort stockton, tx..

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van horn

van horn

..good thing there’s free wifi.. 🙂 here’s a town we passed by along i-10.. van horn, tx..

Van Horn is a town in and the county seat of Culberson County, Texas, United States. The population was 2,435 at the 2000 census.

..second leg, part one (houston, tx to san antonio, tx)

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somewhere

somewhere

..taken somewhere between san antonio & fort stockton..

..i was also shooting stuff for a video log of the trip.. if you don’t mind getting a headache, then watch them..

first leg, part one (mobile, al to texas border)..

first leg, part two (texas border to houston, tx)..

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monolithic

monolithic

..monolithic, the word that comes to mind when seeing this building..

The Williams Tower (formerly the Transco Tower) is a skyscraper located in the Uptown District of Houston. It was designed by architects Philip Johnson and John Burgee, in association with Houston-based Morris-Aubry Architects, and erected in 1983. The tower is among Houston’s most visible buildings. The building is the 4th-tallest in Texas and the 23rd-tallest in the United States. When it was built, in 1983, it stood as the tallest skyscraper located outside a city’s central business district.

..shot alongside this one..

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SS

SS

first off, i appreciate those bidding me a safe trip while traveling through the hurricane season.. thanks guys.. 🙂 after having 2 flights cancelled, i hope this one would go on unhindered..

still from the a houston parking lot, another gas guzzler (5.7L V8), a (1967?) Chevy Camaro SS..

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the old & the not so new

the old & the not so new

..still ensconced in my buddy’s place, avoiding the storm, guzzling booze and sampling the local cuisine (gator tail).. also went to a parking lot and saw a bunch of American muscle cars.. *drool*..