Houston Is Inspired…
Can I tell you how happy it makes me to live in a town, that believes in murals?
Be still my heart…with a photography/graphic designer background…any type of art has me palpitating!
Someday, I hope to take all the murals in Houston and make art prints out of them, to use in our home.
The historic district is full of beautiful art…you are surrounded by it, with every turn.
Metal artwork…showing the skyline of Houston.
After all this sightseeing, Jane and Tarzan had an APPETITE.
Much to my delight, we found the Spaghetti Warehouse in the historic district!
This town isn’t known for a lot of Italian eateries. You know…we are south of the border…smile.
So, when you find one…you pull the car over real quick!
As you walk in…you see the restaurant filled with nostalgia everywhere!
Our waiter told us, this started out to as The Old Pacific Railroad Warehouse.
You can actually see the original brick on the interior walls.
We were told that their iconic trolley is part of the Warehouse lore as many of our historic warehouse buildings had trolleys that went back and forth in front of the buildings during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
There also is talk of this place being haunted…oh, good grief!
Manager Sandra McMasters, who has worked at the restaurant for 15 years, tells it like this: back in the day, the warehouse was home to a pharmacy. The pharmacists who worked there accidentally fell down the elevator shaft one day and died. Oddly enough, it’s not the pharmacist who haunts the building but his heartbroken wife, who died exactly a year later. “Of a broken heart.”
I did some research on this, when we got back home and sure enough reports abound!
Whether, there really are ghosts…one can never know. But, this ONE thing I do know…
Our 15 layer lasagna was heavenly my friends and we will be back.
Have a fantastic week!
Lovely art but I am even more impressed by the idea of a spaghetti warehouse!
Terrific sights! Thanks for taking such lovely pictures of the murals, sculptures and artwork. You describe everything so wonderfully, that it feels like I am there. The food sounds fun as well. 🙂
oh my…all I remember is “15 layer lasagna”
OH yea, I forgot to mention…how I soaked up all the sauce with the french bread….sigh.
alright now, you didn’t have to do that to me!!!! Have an awesome weekend and next time bring me a doggie bag!
That Houston painting is awesome!
I love it too! thanks.
I love street art too – I live close to Bristol (the UK one!), home to the infamous Banksy, and there are several pieces of his street art in the city. Looks like you had a good day – art and pasta…mmmmm
Oh, where you live would be divine Mary.
It is a great place to live. I must post something about Banksy…
Beautiful captures of the murals and outdoor art!
Love the murals and the vibrant colors. 15 layer lasagna sound like heaven!
Wonderfully vibrant shots!
I have relatives in the suburbs, so I’ve really never walked around downtown. Didn’t know the murals were so interesting. Gotta go back now!
Yes, you must get out of the suburbs, the really interesting stuff is all inside the 610 loop.
I like those murals!!
I love this area of Houston it is so bright and lively looking. Great pictures.
The murals are beautiful Laurie.
Wow – these are amazing! What a great spot to live!
Houston does have an abundance of public art and especially murals. Great photos! The restaurant does have character! And 15 layers? Yum!
Beautiful pics. So glad you ventured out to document all this. I used to love the Old Spaghetti Warehouse. Teresa
Never thought you’d leave Florida, Laurie. Glad you like your new state. 🙂 May I ask you where you got your site logo? I would like a nice logo but can’t find a good place to make one…
I designed it John…thanks. DO you mean the top header of the blog?
Yes, specifically the left side which says the site name. Very nice work. 🙂 I think a plain text header is just that – plain.
What a great find …. and quite an interesting story behind it!