Tuesday, February 4, 2014

OUT AND ABOUT AROUND HOUSTON

Tuesday, February 4 - Saturday, we spent the day with Carrie seeing some of the sites around Houston. Our first stop was a return visit to Texas Pipe and Supply. We visited this place back in 2010 and have frequently mentioned it to others. It left quite an impact!

texas pipe sign

The company is located at Highway 288 and Belfort on the southbound side.  The Texas Pipe and Supply company call this area  "The Eclectic Menagerie Park."

metal sculptures

spider

The Eclectic Menagerie Park is a sculpture garden. It was created by the owners of Texas Pipe several years back as a way to give back to the community. All of the art work has been designed and built by local artists who use steel or retired equipment from Texas Pipe for their work. Boy is it amazing!

road runner

Many of the sculptures are very detailed.head of road runner

cows

snoopy

plane

This is the strangest one.
strange sculpture

There are several new sculptures since we were last here. The newest is the 10-story tall fishing pole. It didn’t catch a fish but a truck! The Mexican Mariachi band is also new.

fishing pole

car on hook

Mariachi band

The artists who constructed these works of art has never sold one of their creations. They build them for fun! This hobby just may be a little more expensive than golfing.....LOL

Yes, that is King Kong himself.King Kong

 

There are many more sculptures in this garden. So, if you find yourself driving South of Houston on Texas 288, watch for the Texas Pipe & Supply Company just as you pass the 610 Loop. We're sure you'll enjoy it!

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

21 comments:

  1. What a unique display! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Now that's something you don't see every day.

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  3. Like this sculpture garden much better than the other one you visited. :-) We've added it to our Texas To See List. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. glad you are enjoying our fair city. . .we must touch base and get together before you guys head out. Any chance y'all are attending the RV show tomorrow on Senior's Day. . .ha ha. . .buy one get one free. . .

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  5. How unique! I would have enjoyed this display. Looks like some really neat and cute sculptures. Glad you added so many photos.

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  6. now you did it, found a reason for me to revisit the area... sigh....

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  7. Another attraction for the bucket list. I love unique places!

    Susan
    http://travelbug-susan.blogspot.com

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  8. Now those sculptures I like! The modern art ones I usually don't. It would definitely be an interesting place to visit. I see why you went back.

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  9. Some of those sculptures reminded me of the ones around Borrego Springs. Nice to see how creative people can be with whatever materials they have to work with.

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  10. What a great hobby and fun place to visit.

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  11. Hi Marcia,
    If you get to New Jersey, you would love Grounds for Sculpture on the old NJ state fair grounds. Hundreds of pieces of sculpture over acres and acres of land. Pretty landscaping too, a nice lake, and restaurant. http://www.groundsforsculpture.org/ Your other readers might be interested in it as well.

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  12. Now I might just have to visit that! Looks like a Roadside America kind of place.

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  13. How neat. Reminds me of the metal sculpture scattered around the countryside in and around Borrego Springs.

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  14. King Kong is my favourite! Looks like a fun place to visit. Thanks for all the photos!

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  15. So that's what that place is! We saw it when we were in Houston in December to get some stuff done at the Turkish Embassy. Will have to check it out when we're back in Houston in May for a week.

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  16. When I first began to read this post I wondered why Texas Pipe and Supply would be a sight to be seen but now I get it! Great sculptures. :)

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  17. I too was like why visit a pipe supply co. but figured with Paul, you never know. But those sculptures are pretty cool. Ever see The Enchanted Highway in ND?

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  18. I sure like this sculpture park much better than the one in your previous post! As always, thank you for your wonderful blog posts.

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