Gruene Hall and Watertower

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 16th, 2018 by judy

Gruene Hall in Evening

This is Gruene Hall and watertower with a lovely sky. This is said to be the oldest continuously operating dance hall in Texas, apparently still pretty much just as it always was.  Photos of this building are always marred by power lines.  I did remove a few that went right through the sky…

Gristmill Restaurant Bar

Posted in Architecture, Hill Country, Old and rusty, Texas on January 11th, 2018 by judy

Gristmill Bar

The bar at Gristmill Restaurant in Gruene, Texas. This restaurant is in a very old brick building, the sort of decor you really only see in Texas…  No, AC, heating by radiant heaters and a couple of large fireplaces. Lots of fun!

Long-forgotten Truck

Posted in Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on January 10th, 2018 by judy

Long forgotten truck

This was taken in 2010 in the Devils River State Natural Area at a small photo workshop. This truck was found in an old barn. Explore your state parks and natural areas!
https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/devils-river

Pedernales Electric Holiday Lights

Posted in Hill Country, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Pedernales Electric Display in Johnson City

“A PEC tradition, our Johnson City headquarters are illuminated with lights throughout the holiday season. More than 1.2 million LED lights are brightening up our office building and the surrounding oak trees.

Members and guests are welcome to come and enjoy the light display, take photos and help us spread holiday cheer. The lights are on every day – 6 p.m. to midnight – Friday, November 24 through Jan. 1.”

Old Farm and Windmill

Posted in Backroads, Landscapes, Old and rusty, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Old Farm and Windmill

Old farm, now abandoned, on US Highway 183 between Goliad and Cuero

Holiday Lights

Posted in Hill Country, Texas on December 22nd, 2017 by judy

Pedernales Electric Display

Pedernales Electric holiday display in Johnson City, TX

Fishing Boats in Fulton Harbor

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on December 16th, 2017 by judy

Fishing boats in Fulton Harbor

Fishing Boats in Fulton Harbor on a night with very calm seas allowing wonderful reflections.

Capt Reese II at Night

Posted in Texas, Texas Coastal Bend, Water on December 16th, 2017 by judy

Capt Reese II at Night

Fishing boats in Fulton harbor. That night the waters were very calm. Since then bad weather came in and there would be no more reflections.

Mobil Magnolia Service Station

Posted in Architecture, Old and rusty, Texas on December 6th, 2017 by judy

Magnolia Mobil Station

This is the old Mobil Magnolia Service Station in Gonzales, Texas. Here’s a bit of history of Magnolia Petroleum Company.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnolia_Petroleum_Company

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Posted in Architecture, Backroads, Old and rusty, Texas on December 4th, 2017 by judy

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía

Chapel, Presidio Nuestra Señora de Loreto de la Bahía, Goliad, TX. The Presidio is across the river from Goliad State Park with its wonderful reconstructed mission (thanks to the CCC).

Mural

This is the fresco in Our Lady of Loreto Chapel at Presidio La bahia in Goliad, TX. The chapel was built in 1779. The fresco was painted in 1946.

Chapel

And looking toward the entrance.