A walk in Town Square, Sugar Land with iPhone 12 mini


Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
I got the new phone and decided to take it for a spin for some night photography nearby at the Town Square.
 

Attachments

  • 127914555_3710096152547819_6376312994179547758_n.jpg
    127914555_3710096152547819_6376312994179547758_n.jpg
    74.3 KB · Views: 71
  • 127035604_3710096462547788_8802790007605217579_n.jpg
    127035604_3710096462547788_8802790007605217579_n.jpg
    115 KB · Views: 71
  • 127238497_3710096319214469_3321871205087509462_n.jpg
    127238497_3710096319214469_3321871205087509462_n.jpg
    60.8 KB · Views: 75
  • 127280868_3710096165881151_8795584283274971241_n.jpg
    127280868_3710096165881151_8795584283274971241_n.jpg
    97.2 KB · Views: 71
  • 127585039_3710096495881118_5137654337659552963_n.jpg
    127585039_3710096495881118_5137654337659552963_n.jpg
    85.3 KB · Views: 70
  • 127825620_3710096349214466_994710621967830395_n.jpg
    127825620_3710096349214466_994710621967830395_n.jpg
    72.3 KB · Views: 69
  • 127849143_3710096405881127_2053405095442208458_n.jpg
    127849143_3710096405881127_2053405095442208458_n.jpg
    78.4 KB · Views: 75
  • 127927767_3710096512547783_731154064926483104_n.jpg
    127927767_3710096512547783_731154064926483104_n.jpg
    86.1 KB · Views: 70
  • 128002836_3710096565881111_1176733629518838029_n.jpg
    128002836_3710096565881111_1176733629518838029_n.jpg
    109.9 KB · Views: 68
  • 128095686_3710096225881145_7896631520681253895_n.jpg
    128095686_3710096225881145_7896631520681253895_n.jpg
    92.3 KB · Views: 68
  • 126863602_3710096445881123_1041026611245297944_n.jpg
    126863602_3710096445881123_1041026611245297944_n.jpg
    85.9 KB · Views: 72
  • 126894847_3710096259214475_5853923687472968045_n.jpg
    126894847_3710096259214475_5853923687472968045_n.jpg
    71.9 KB · Views: 73
Ad

Advertisements

nivrip

Yorkshire Cruncher
Joined
Mar 21, 2007
Messages
9,539
Reaction score
1,843
Nice pics, Quad. A British telephone box and what looks like a British pub. Some connection with the UK?

And, I'm intrigued with the name Sugar Land, how did it get that name?
 

Taffycat

Crunchy Cat
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
11,857
Reaction score
948
Super pics @Quadophile your phone seems to have handled the night lighting very well.

I too, was intrigued by the British phone kiosk. lol These things seem to turn-up in the most unexpected places.

Is the young guy with the guitar sitting next to a gas fire-pit? What a cheerful idea! :D
 

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Nice pics, Quad. A British telephone box and what looks like a British pub. Some connection with the UK?

And, I'm intrigued with the name Sugar Land, how did it get that name?

The telephone box is part of the pub and a nearby fish and chips shop. There are plenty of British pubs in the greater Houston area. There one Pub in Houston known as The Lions Pub which supposedly offers the best fish and chips in town. I personally am fond of fish and chips. ;)

As for Sugar Land, here is a bit of info nicked from Wikipedia:

Sugar Land is the largest city in Fort Bend County, Texas, United States, located in the southwestern part of the Houston–The Woodlands–Sugar Land metropolitan area. Located about 19 miles (31 km) southwest of downtown Houston, Sugar Land is a populous suburban municipality centered around the junction of Texas State Highway 6 and U.S. Route 59.

Beginning in the 19th century, the present-day Sugar Land area was home to a large sugar plantation situated in the fertile floodplain of the Brazos River. Following the consolidation of local plantations into Imperial Sugar Company in 1908, Sugar Land grew steadily as a company town and incorporated as a city in 1959. Since then, Sugar Land has grown rapidly alongside other edge cities around Houston, with large-scale development of master-planned communities contributing to population swells since the 1980s.

Sugar Land is one of the most affluent and fastest-growing cities in Texas. Its population increased more than 158% between 1990 and 2000.[5] Between 2000 and 2007, Sugar Land also saw a 46% increase in jobs.[6] As of the 2010 census, the city's population was 78,817.[2] Following the annexation of the Greatwood and New Territory communities in December 2017, the city's population was estimated at 118,488 as of 2019.[7]

Sugar Land is home to the headquarters of Imperial Sugar; the company's main sugar refinery and distribution center were once located in the city. The Imperial Sugar crown logo is featured in the city seal and logo.
 

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Super pics @Quadophile your phone seems to have handled the night lighting very well.

I too, was intrigued by the British phone kiosk. lol These things seem to turn-up in the most unexpected places.

Is the young guy with the guitar sitting next to a gas fire-pit? What a cheerful idea! :D

Yes, the phone really handles the artificial lights very well which according to Apple is the culmination of Computational photography and Deep Fusion.

The guy sitting near the gas fire pit I think is regular and sits just in front of the Bar-Louie and sings and plays the guitar. It was all acoustic presentation and not at all blaring like in most pubs and bars. :cheers:
 
Ad

Advertisements

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Luverly pictures Quad. How did you manage to clear all the people out of the way whilest you took the pictures ? :p

Because of the Thanksgiving being celebrated, most peeps were at home with family having their Thanksgiving meal. I deliberately decided to go out at that hour so that I could avoid as many peeps as possible. I am avoiding crowds these days as you never know. :nod:
 

Abarbarian

Acruncher
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
10,852
Reaction score
1,135
Because of the Thanksgiving being celebrated, most peeps were at home with family having their Thanksgiving meal. I deliberately decided to go out at that hour so that I could avoid as many peeps as possible. I am avoiding crowds these days as you never know. :nod:

That was neat planning. I thought maybe there had been a zombie outbreak. Or possibly folk were at home mourning Trump's dethronment. Or covid had swept through the community. Never thought about thanksgiving :lol:
 

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
That was neat planning. I thought maybe there had been a zombie outbreak. Or possibly folk were at home mourning Trump's dethronment. Or covid had swept through the community. Never thought about thanksgiving :lol:

The reason you did not think about Thanksgiving is that it is not celebrated in the UK. ;)
 

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Here are some more from the visit last Monday to the Town Square.


67AEA5AE-30AC-4220-A77F-ECE804812B19.jpeg
 

Attachments

  • 59C5D5B7-4877-4274-ADF4-019FEE4658C3.jpeg
    59C5D5B7-4877-4274-ADF4-019FEE4658C3.jpeg
    370.9 KB · Views: 27
  • 33E8B3F1-B03F-4529-988C-284BCF6CEF1A.jpeg
    33E8B3F1-B03F-4529-988C-284BCF6CEF1A.jpeg
    359 KB · Views: 26
  • 9821CB8C-1F66-4BE2-9C1E-F9F24C5E5D74.jpeg
    9821CB8C-1F66-4BE2-9C1E-F9F24C5E5D74.jpeg
    353.8 KB · Views: 27
  • 64FE0173-2ED2-41DA-82D6-9C2A064BAC0D.jpeg
    64FE0173-2ED2-41DA-82D6-9C2A064BAC0D.jpeg
    434.9 KB · Views: 26
  • 199754C4-D299-4D9B-B2CF-3BC2041F45B0.jpeg
    199754C4-D299-4D9B-B2CF-3BC2041F45B0.jpeg
    583.3 KB · Views: 25
  • 26E75CD0-E4D1-4DBE-BA20-EFA2AB5D439D.jpeg
    26E75CD0-E4D1-4DBE-BA20-EFA2AB5D439D.jpeg
    564 KB · Views: 26
  • A17E8B86-A631-49A4-B848-E3F782FB898A.jpeg
    A17E8B86-A631-49A4-B848-E3F782FB898A.jpeg
    472.6 KB · Views: 26
  • 4478FD68-05F6-40EF-A701-6D4DC55BCB09.jpeg
    4478FD68-05F6-40EF-A701-6D4DC55BCB09.jpeg
    303.2 KB · Views: 25
  • E65B2CD2-87C6-47F2-B665-56C8BDD3F86E.jpeg
    E65B2CD2-87C6-47F2-B665-56C8BDD3F86E.jpeg
    414.8 KB · Views: 25
  • 2FB11C36-F871-4D60-B10B-310100907746.jpeg
    2FB11C36-F871-4D60-B10B-310100907746.jpeg
    573.7 KB · Views: 25
  • 6538BAA2-D805-42A2-8AFB-DB0652333AC2.jpeg
    6538BAA2-D805-42A2-8AFB-DB0652333AC2.jpeg
    640.1 KB · Views: 25
  • C57A0C56-FC48-4B3E-8F45-81EB4F2A833F.jpeg
    C57A0C56-FC48-4B3E-8F45-81EB4F2A833F.jpeg
    492.9 KB · Views: 28
  • 6F2BE525-C4A0-4BCF-A4A3-5651594F142B.jpeg
    6F2BE525-C4A0-4BCF-A4A3-5651594F142B.jpeg
    415.2 KB · Views: 28

Taffycat

Crunchy Cat
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
11,857
Reaction score
948
Wow! The pix are great @Quadophile and the subject matter is spectacular!

I have to admit to being fooled for a few moments by those sculptures, the "people" are so lifelike. Are they bronze, do you know? They are awfully good.

Thank you for sharing, it's good to see some Christmas/Holiday colour and cheer. :thumb:
 
Ad

Advertisements

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Wow! The pix are great @Quadophile and the subject matter is spectacular!

I have to admit to being fooled for a few moments by those sculptures, the "people" are so lifelike. Are they bronze, do you know? They are awfully good.

Thank you for sharing, it's good to see some Christmas/Holiday colour and cheer. :thumb:

Thank you, glad you liked the pictures. :bow:

As for sculptures yes here is a bit of info:

Sugar Land, TX - Sugar Land recently (2016) installed two sculptures in Sugar Land Town Square’s public plaza – part of a 10-piece collection donated by a Sugar Land resident to the City through the Sugar Land Legacy Foundation. Other statues are located at Sugar Land Memorial Park, Oyster Creek Park and Fire Station 4 in First Colony. A future installation is planned for Highlands Park.

The first bronze sculpture depicts a guitar player sitting on the ledge of a fountain facing City Walk. The second represents two girls taking a “selfie” near a bench with City Hall in the background. Both show activities common in the plaza.

The inclusion of sculpture in the Town Square plaza aligns with the continued vision of the City and the Legacy Foundation’s commitment to establish cultural arts amenities that “provide and/or support activities and facilities that enrich the artistic, cultural, educational, and historical character of Sugar Land.”

The City is currently developing a Public Art Plan that reflects the public’s strong desire for art that beautifies the city, has a place-making quality and supports places where people gather such as Sugar Land Town Square.
 

Taffycat

Crunchy Cat
Joined
Jun 1, 2006
Messages
11,857
Reaction score
948
Thank you for providing the additional info regarding the sculptures @Quadophile. :thumb:

While poking around the internet to see some of the other artworks mentioned, I was genuinely surprised to see that the "Selfie" statue had cause a bit of disagreement. I accept that we cannot all like the same things, of course, but that particular piece is so lifelike - and fun! - that it's hard to imagine it causing offense to anyone.
 
Ad

Advertisements

Quadophile

Hon. Acoustical Engineer
Moderator
Joined
Mar 16, 2002
Messages
6,329
Reaction score
399
Thank you for providing the additional info regarding the sculptures @Quadophile. :thumb:

While poking around the internet to see some of the other artworks mentioned, I was genuinely surprised to see that the "Selfie" statue had cause a bit of disagreement. I accept that we cannot all like the same things, of course, but that particular piece is so lifelike - and fun! - that it's hard to imagine it causing offense to anyone.

You are welcome :)

As for the disagreement on the selfie artwork I see no reason for anyone to get offended, people can be so stupid and there is no shortage of them here across the pond. It is a very innocent type of art which is common to the majority of people visiting this place, I have seen so many who are taking a selfie at this place. Kids especially love it and want a picture to be taken with the selfie in the background. Even my 19-month granddaughter is intrigued looking at the sculpture and she keeps going around it as if she is doing some kind of inspection, which I found to be so funny.:fool:

I have been living in this area for the past 13 years now and whenever I need to get some fresh air for a change I end up here for an hour or so just to relax and unwind. :nod:
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads


Top