All images featured in this Houston gallery are available for licensing or as fine art prints.
Houston, Texas, has 7 of the 10 tallest skyscrapers in Texas, with more being built each year, and the current tallest high rise is the JP Morgan Chase Tower at 1002 feet. With so many buildings rising into the sky, panoramas and cityscapes are easy to come by. Houston is home to over 2 million people, and if you’ve driven on the highways that run through the city, you’d believe it. The city is the largest in the Lone Star State and offers an array of activities and entertainment, including fine arts, outdoor fun, and professional sports.
Houston came into existence in 1836 when two men from New York purchased over 6,000 acres along Buffalo Bayou to begin a city. Named after General Sam Houston, the city of Houston became official in 1837, and the rest is history. H-town became a commercial hub, and by the early 1900s, after years of digging channels, it also became a port town. Only one thing hindered its growth – excessive heat and humidity. So with the advent of air conditioning in the 1950s, companies finally began to relocate and Houston expanded exponentially.
A few of the fun places to enjoy outdoor activities are the greenbelt of Buffalo Bayou and the trails of Hogg Park. Paths wind alongside both White Oak Bayou and Buffalo Bayou, offering opportunities for jogging, biking, or a nice stroll with family or friends. With the skyline as a backdrop to trails of hiking and biking, folks enjoy this area all year. NASA’s Johnson Space Center is also worth exploring. Along with these two attractions, Houston also offers a Theater District, Chinatown, a nationally known zoo, museums, and an aquarium.
This collection of photos also includes aerial views of the Houston skyline. I am an FAA Licensed part 107 drone operator and follow all FAA rules when photographing locations with my drone.