West Run Photos

This is the third installment of my photography project – running in four different directions and taking pictures of at least 5 interesting things I find. I must admit, I was very nervous about this one, after all I know what’s to the West of my office building…more state office buildings. I was pleasantly surprised at what I found along the way.


The Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has a wonderfully remodeled campus which includes this sign on their main building. It may be “Braille for giants” as a friend noted once but I think it looks cool. An interesting tidbit about the coolness of this place – last year they entered their first team (of completely blind students) into the First Lego League robotics national competition and kicked some ass!

Sunshine Community Garden 3 Sunshine Community Garden 2 Sunshine Community Garden

The Sunshine Community Garden is just what the name implies, a collaborative project created by members of the community, who share both the maintenance and rewards of the garden.They also have a library available and regular plant sales. Recently volunteers built a few raised beds for gardening accessibly.

DARS Office Park 2 DARS Office park

The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services has a nice and shady courtyard area beside the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center.

Criss Cole Statue

And speaking of the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center, they have a wonderful statue Judge Criss Cole, their namesake, who lost his sight while serving as a Marine during World War II. As a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1955 to 1962 and the Texas Senate from 1963 to 1970, he was instrumental in improving services for all people with disabilities.

The Triangle Slew

The Triangle is an apartment complex built a few years ago on top of prime real estate. The $1300/month efficiency kind of place. I climbed up to a bridge that I drive by every day but never knew what was on the other side. Some may call this a park, a pond, or a water feature, but basically it’s a slew that was created from building the base of the apartments.


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