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Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

2:21 A.M.



Join -Wordful Wednesday

the alphabet challenge is directly below the Wordful Wednesday



This is the American Bank Towers. Lovingly called South Texas's "Twin Towers". Tho, they are NOT any more twin than I am! One's taller than the other compared to the real Twin Towers. Guess that's the mentality of those locals. The locals also call this a skyscraper. LOL,.......now come on, I'm from a large city, Denver. This is a skyscraper? Okay, maybe it is. But to me it's kinda 'rinky-dink'. Houstonians are probably laughing themselves silly at our boasting. But, this building, 48 floors high, is the tallest on the Texas Coastal Bend. The south tower, juts into the skyline some 411 feet. Tho we residents call it the Bank Towers the official name is One Shoreline Plaza. The South Tower, as you see, is graced with the American Stars and Stripes flag, while outside the 2nd tower, the North Tower, it has the Texas State Flag unfurled.



At ground level, there is some beautiful landscaping at the entrances, and lovely pool and fountain. [Yes, that's Bud as we were exiting the building]



~...end Wordful Wednesday








38 comments :

  1. Thanks for popping in and referring me back to your blog! Yes, off course I am interested in this. Do you know that we do not even have a 48 floor high building in the whole of South Africa.

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  2. Beautiful buildings.

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  3. They're very pretty, and they sound & look like skyscrapers to this small town girl! lol
    Thanks for your visits & kind comments on my blog, I haven't had a chance to visit you as much as I'd like to, but I'm working on it!

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  4. THey have "Twin Towers" in the city over from us. Funny thing is it is actually 3 "towers" and each one is less than 10 stories high. Some people. SHEESH.

    Also Loved your alphabet find this week. That K is very very clever.

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  5. Oh, you have such a trained eye!!!! love your letters, very creative.

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  6. Good Morning Anni... As always your post is so much fun to read... I think the building looks like a skyscraper and what beautiful landscaping around the outside. Also your alphabets are so much fun... I just wanted you to know how much I enjoy them... Have a great day friend

    HUGS,
    Donna

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  7. Wow. Great finding a K in that tree. You are a genius : ). Your towers are cool even if they are not that high : ). I barely ever have to go into skyscrapers. We do have some in Philadelphia though. Happy Wednesday.

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  8. What a beautiful area! I love Kokopellis too!

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  9. awe, you changed your art around on your sight, sorry I haven't been by to comment in a while really busy. I love your "L" pillow very pretty. You take marvelous pictures too.

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  10. Anni,

    I hope you didn't have to go up to the 48th floor. That is HIGH in my opinion and us not liking heights, that would be too high for me. LOL I've only ever had to go to the 32nd floor and that was too high. Yeap! I'm a chicken.

    You're doing great with the alphabet challenge. Love your reading pillow.

    Hope you and Bud have a wonderful day. The sun is shining here and the temperature is to go above 0 degrees C. What more can one ask for?

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. PS. Love Finds You in Last Chance California, is a good read. Very little romance, thought the hero and heroine do get together...but lots of history and interesting Old West stuff.

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  12. LOL! Ya know... I think every city - big or small - has twin towers these days! DC has several sets! Or maybe it just seems that way going around the Beltway... I think one set is actually in Maryland and another in Alexandria, VA... at any rate -- Dennis designed the duct work for ALL 3 sets!!! LOL! The first back when I was still working there! (That means I made some of that duct!) I know... I'm boring you to tears! LOL! Sorry... on to your alphabet!

    Good EYE finding that K in the tree! I was looking for one, and was SURE I would find one... but I didn't! That is great! And you came up with an interesting L too! Good YOU!

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  13. I saw Ls in the flute player's feet, too. And I looked and looked for a K in tree branches and couldn't find one. Good ones!

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  14. your k is THE most creative to date, nice one!!! and you have your own twin towers, how cool. and yours are still standing, ha ha!

    btw, may i tell you how i love your changing look all the time. each so good, creative, so uniquely different. this one's so light and airy. i hope the butterflies bring you your spring soon...

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  15. I love the simple new look to your header and (as always) your photographs and words are always wonderful. My Wordful Wednesday is at Sacred Ruminations today. Sorry I've fallen behind. I'm hoping to catch up, but lately I've just not been at home much to log on to my computer. I'm not complaining ... just letting ya know what's up. Life is good! Monday at Small Reflections, I shared photos of the lovely RAINBOW that greeted me Monday morning. ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  16. You could have done a beautiful "skywatch" with your "twin towers" Indeed 48 floors compared to the skyscrapers in New York or Chicago (Denver I don't remember very well) is not much.
    The letter L I detected immediately in your phantasy full alphabet, but the K was rather difficult, lol !

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  17. In Boise, they call this 11 story building a "skyscraper." After living in Seattle and coming from Portland, I hear you on the rinky-dink thing. If it makes them feel important, then whatever! :)
    Beautiful landscaping though.
    Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday!

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  18. Wow, those are such gorgeous shots!
    Cheers and best wishes.

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  19. I wish we lived on the coast! Visiting your blog sure does bring back memories...
    Love how you found the K. What a hard letter that must have been to find! :)

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  20. Loved the perspective on the tower shots!
    I think you found excellent L's!
    Great eye on finding the K!!

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  21. Love your photos...Happy Wordful Wednesday!

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  22. Thanks for stopping by to read about the little Beast's diaper fiasco! Wow, great pictures of the towers - the perspective is amazing. As a Seattleite, I agree that 48 floors is not really a skyscraper, but they make a cool photo!

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your hidden letters! I've never seen this game before and think it is so clever. I'll have to get in on the next go round. I'll be keeping an eye out for A to come a long again.

    BTW, I like your wordful wednesday button. I want one for myself. Almost as much as I want my own pair of big towers, ha.

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  23. I love love love your creativity!! I've said it once and I've just said it again, but it's true. I love your eye for the alphabet in nature! So much fun! Love your header and blog look as well!

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  24. We don't have any skyscrapers here in Sudbury and the closest ones are in Toronto, a 5 hour drive south of here! So, I'm not used to skyscrapers! lol Love the palm trees and entrance at the ground level of the Bank Towers.

    Omigosh, you're right, those branches do make a K!! You've got such a good eye for things like that. Love the L you found as well...the legs could be used for L too:-) xoxo

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  25. Wow. Great photos.

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  26. LOL, about 'rinky dink' Those towers blow away any we have in my near vicinity... If I drive 1.5 hours I can get to some impressive places though.

    Might be worth it just to check out the landscaping.

    Love your K and the kokopelli is all full of L's :-D

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  27. They do look beautiful in what I'm assuming is a metro area!

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  28. I enjoyed your tower tour.
    Great pictures for the letters.

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  29. Happy Wordful Wednesday!

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  30. LOL! Gotta love local flavor. :)

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  31. The twin towers and the alphabet in nature are fabulous!

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  32. Well, I think there maybe some grain elevators up here that are bigger. No landscaping, no water features, nada. I have to drive for hours up to Minneapolis in order to see anything sorta big town.

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  33. Beautiful photos. I'd love to visit Texas. I've been seeing a lot of posts on it lately. The "K" is something. Who would have ever thought you could find a "K" in a tree. Great post.
    Sweetie

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  34. Great photos.. I'll need to see these in real life now.

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  35. Good post my friend. Your alphabet is coming along nicely.
    And the bit on the *twin towers* was intersting.

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  36. Good post my friend. Your alphabet is coming along nicely.
    And the bit on the *twin towers* was intersting.

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  37. You asked me a question on my Mama post and I can't for the life of me find your Email address.
    Regarding Hop Fields...

    The Lineman would come and drop the whole row of hops down to ground level. My mama, and the other "pickers" wore rough strong gloves - and they would strip the vines of the hops. My dad's memoirs about it are in the "Hop Yard Hobo" series that is in my labels --

    Sorry I had to respond in your comment section.

    (:

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