Posts Tagged ‘Architecture’

SAM_0472So on a walk through East Montrose you may see many types of homes. The neighborhood includes a variety of styles and tastes in architecture. The time it takes to walk gives the walker more perspective. Depending on the weather and the position of the sun for lighting you as a walker have many photo opportunities.SAM_0470SAM_0469

Some homes are more modern.SAM_0485

Some are quite eclectic.

This may be the house that was Cary Grant's favorite home in Houston. It feels Art Deco in style.

 Art Deco

This house reminds me of something from a storybook.

This house reminds me of something from a storybook.

Some homes in the neighborhood are traditional and quite old.SAM_0482  SAM_0473

This is a new old house. You can see the mix of old and newer townhouses behind it.

This is a new old house. You can see the mix of old and newer townhouses behind it.

This house sits next to a park. The house was saved as a result of neighborhood action to protect the park's giant live oak.

This house sits next to a park. The house was saved as a result of neighborhood action to protect the park’s giant live oak.

So many homes in East Montrose are being torn down to provide room for more than one house on a lot. There is nothing wrong with tearing down ugly, unfix-able houses but it is sad when old houses in good condition are torn down. It would be so much better if they were carted away to some other place like a country acre for instance (put out to pasture, so to speak – as if to reward them for good service these past one hundred years).

Next time you are out and about, take note of your favorite houses. You might not see them next time you take a walk.

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Walking around East Montrose is without a doubt a great pastime. The architecture alone will keep your interest.

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

The neighborhood sign shows up nicely against the colorful art

There is a new art installation across from Inversion Coffee Shop and Houston Art League.

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Working the painted wooden slats into the metal frame

Patrick Renner has done a fascinating job of creating what he calls “Funnel Tunnel”.

The artist

The artist

It is fun and quite colorful. I don’t know why it doesn’t stop traffic.

The not-quite-finished tail

The not-quite-finished tail

We stopped to chat with the artist. He was very gracious although he was trying to finish the project before the grand opening two days away. I imagine he was stressed but he didn’t act like it. He spent time explaining things to us. He made me want to put the camera down and pitch in to help add more slats.

The front of the funnel tunnel

The front of the funnel tunnel