Friday, November 19, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

I spent a week in Houston, Texas, lately. After two hot and rainy days the sun came out and we saw a bright blue sky. I was impressed by this building which really tried to reach the sky. I took the photo from the 22d floor of our hotel. No idea what the exact height is and how many floors there are in it.




This picture was also taken from the same floor in the opposite direction. It clearly shows the pollution at the horizon. Funny you can't see the smog right above you.


14 comments:

indicaspecies said...

Lovely shots. Have a beautiful day.

Andrea said...

Hi my first visit here, i've never been to Netherlands but just above it. It was amazing to see at the sky. But this photo you posted are beautiful too. In the 2nd i can really see the smog. thanks.

Carver said...

The first building does look like it's trying to reach the sky. I like the second shot and if you hadn't mentioned that it was smog I would have thought it was a little foggy.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes! That's Texas all right! I'm from there originally and I have cousins that live in Houston! Great captures, Jossie! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Martha Z said...

The view up is certainly more attractive than the view to the horizon. That polution can sure spoil a photographer's day.

Simone de Klerk said...

Vooral het hoge gebouw maakt veel indruk op mij! Heel apart, als je naar beneden scrollt.
Een fijne avond en een rustig en gezellig weekeinde! xo

Shirley said...

Some excellent photos on your blog. That is one tall skyscraper!!

Quiet Paths said...

That is one tall building. And the sky behind... very nice. It looks warmer than it is here!

Luna Miranda said...

thank you for droppin' by my SWF post.

interesting skyline. i wonder how many floors the tall building has.

Lesley said...

That building barely looks real! But the blue sky does.

jeannette said...

If you took your pic from the 22th floor, I can't imagine how high that skyscraper must be!

afanja said...

Vooral de eerste foto vind ik weer erg mooi, Jossie. Dit soort gebouwen vind ik altijd boeiend om te zien. Als ze dan ook nog eens mooi scherp afgetekend staan tegen een helder blauwe lucht is het helemaal mooi.
Maak er een mooi weekend van!

JO said...

lovely photos!

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J Bar said...

Great skyscraper.
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