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  1. David Engle

    David Engle (September 09, 2010, 07:03AM )

    As I have alluded to elsewhere in comments, Houston does not have many GigaPan moments. Basically, what I have found for the most part are the numerous vistas around the small campus of Rice University: tinyurl.com/RiceUniversity  . Elsewhere in the city, there may be a few more worthwhile panoramas and I will continue to search; however, recently the Houston Chronicle has this to say about the lack of tourism in the city: www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/busin ess/7192397.html Will open in
a new tab or window/. We have the rodeo that brings in a good crowd, but that lasts two weeks, and Offshore Technology Conference that brings in *many* visitors from all over the world, but that is only for a week or less. On the other hand, if I were to have taken the Living-it-Up on the Riverwalk at 8PM versus 11AM, you would have a blur of people as thousands come to the Riverwalk every night almost the entire year. San Antonio is the number-one city in the State of Texas for potential GigaPan activity.

  2. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 09, 2010, 05:13AM )

    I'd be surprised if a city as big as Houston doesn't have any tourism business. I guess size is no guarantee but even places like Birmingham in the UK - which in most UK people's minds is a sprawling industrial place - has made an effort to create places to attract tourists. Eg what were industrial wastelands now look like this gigapan.org/gigapans/49074/

  3. David Engle

    David Engle (September 01, 2010, 02:28PM )

    Tourists in the city are here for typically on business and are staying downtown and are visiting the city during the summer, SO they stay inside where there is cool or cold air conditioning. Now the opposite end of the tourist spectrum are the homeless and in recognition of their transportation requirements, I have created some GigaPans: tinyurl.com/HoustonMetroRail-Redli ne Will open in a new tab or window especially ... tinyurl.com/Homeless001 Will open in
a new tab or window They ride the train from the inner city to the church to have breakfast and then the train back home, only to return to one of these churches for lunch: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/28917/ Note: There are no homeless to be seen on the Riverwalk. San Antonio deals with this problem differently than the manner that Houston does ... maybe that is why there are so many of these unfortunate people here in Houston.

  4. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 01, 2010, 01:40PM )

    Surely Houston must have some kind of plaza where people go to eat/drink? The sort of place that appeals to tourists?

  5. David Engle

    David Engle (September 01, 2010, 01:23PM )

    For me, that task may be challenging; however, for you it is much easier: www.gigapan.org/gigapans/22509/ and www.gigapan.org/gigapans/45254/ All you had to do is to walk a few blocks from where you live, but as for me, I would have to drive and drive and drive many miles. On the other hand, simply moving a few hundred yards east and south would have provided me with another memorable vista along the San Antonio River.

  6. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (September 01, 2010, 05:27AM )

    This is a very picturesque scene. I wonder if you can find other places - presumably for the rich and famous - of equal prettiness?

  7. David Engle

    David Engle (August 23, 2010, 09:20AM )

    right and preferably, cash. If you loose your cash, by rook or crook, you are out some money; however, if you loose your credit card, then you have a *problem*

  8. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 23, 2010, 08:57AM )

    Ah, you mean it's a case of "If you have to ask, you can't afford it."

  9. David Engle

    David Engle (August 23, 2010, 07:57AM )

    When you eat or drink on the Riverwalk, you can't be concerned about prices as about 200 feet behind the family is where they serve ice-cold Texas beer in champaign buckets.

  10. The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661"

    The Gigapanographer Currently Known as "Kilgore661" (August 23, 2010, 07:41AM )

    This looks like a really nice place. How much is the coffee though?