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After posting a
photo assignment over on F650.com, I decided I better get out
and get it done while I had a chance to do so.
first topic is "Military." I set out for the battleship to see
if I could capture a shot for the assignment.
stopped at Jack in the Box for a little breakfast, suffered through
the smell of the refineries in Pasadena, and didn't get arrested for
parking my motorcycle where I probably was not supposed to in order
to get "the shot."
My first few shots were of the San
The San Jacinto Monument is the world’s tallest memorial
column—15 feet taller than the Washington monument—honoring all
those who fought for Texas' independence. You can read more
Look at the size of my motorcycle relative to the monument in
the third picture.
My next stop was actually my destination for my photo
assignment--the Battleship TEXAS.
The TEXAS is the last of the battleships, patterned after
HMS Dreadnought, that participated in World War (WW) I and II. She
was launched on May 18, 1912 from Newport News, Virginia. When the
USS TEXAS was commissioned on March 12,1914, she was the most
powerful weapon in the world. In 1948 the Battleship TEXAS
became the first battleship memorial museum in the U.S.
You can read more about it
The picture I selected for the assignment was this one:
So, after a morning of breaking laws, parking my
motorcycle where I was probably not supposed to, I decided to have a
ride over the Fred Hartman Bridge again. Dr. Josh took me to
see it the first time back last July, and there are photos from that
The Fred Hartman Bridge is a beautiful visual
structure that gracefully carries commuters from the city of La Port
to the city of Baytown, TX. Two sets of steel-reinforced diamonds
carry two separate bridge decks of Texas 146 to a height of 178 feet
that keeps them away from the traffic of the busy seaport. The
towers are each 440 feet tall, and the bridge itself is 1,250 feet
long. You can read more about it
After all of my photography and rule-breaking, I ended up back at
the house before 10:00 AM.
for coming along on my ride!