The Pennybacker Bridge in Austin, TX revisited. This time during the day. The night shot is here.
The old Belvin Street Hospital burned down Monday night. Two people have been arrested in connection with the fire. The building has been abandoned for years and I posted a shot of it a while back. Sgt. Wade Parham of the San Marcos Police Department took these photos while it was burning. The shot below is a view of the back of the building a couple days later.
Once the home of Enron, Chevron has now taken up residence in these very reflective buildings in downtown Houston. I know this because a security guard on the street informed me that Chevron would “prefer” that I didn’t take pictures of their buildings. Well, Chevron, I would prefer not to pay $2.50 for a gallon of gas so I guess we can’t have it all, can we?
In any case, I continued to photograph the buildings despite Chevron’s misgivings. The security guard seemed somewhat embarrassed about making such a ridiculous demand. After all, he was only following orders so I reassured him that I wasn’t a terrorist or engaging in some type of corporate espionage.
I do find it laughable though that a company thinks they can demand someone stop taking photos from a public sidewalk of a building that’s in plain sight. Perhaps they should put out a notice demanding the immediate removal of any image featuring the Houston skyline.
End of rant. Back to happyland. 🙂
Photo Notes: HDR shot at 10mm
Sure, the place needs a little work but who cares when you’ve got 180 channels.
Sometimes you just wonder…