Awsome Video

OK, I am an engineer-geek but I think the video below, of a ship leaving the Houston Ship Channel at night, taken with time lapse photography, is really cool.  If your eyes are sharp, you can catch the San Jacinto monument on the right (which Texans went out of their way to make taller than the Washington Monument) and the refinery where I once worked on the left, just before the third bridge (the only suspension bridge).  Via Tom Kirkendall.

I had the sound off when I watched it.  I can do without the techno-jazz soundtrack, but ymmv.  I will confess parts of it look like a scene from Blade Runner.


  1. dawn:

    awEsome ;o)

  2. maggiew:

    The video was cool. It went by the complex where I once worked.

  3. Aaron Pollock:

    That's not a suspension bridge; it's the Fred Hartman Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge. Houston doesn't have any suspension bridges.

  4. Mike Goad:

    When I left the Houston area in 1972, the only way across the ship channel was by tunnel or by ferry. At least one of the bridges was under construction. I joined the Navy in the enlisted nuclear power program and have not been back but for a couple of visits since.

  5. Elliot:

    Nice. When I visited the San Jacinto monument, I didn't know that my 4*great uncle had fought there. My friend and I were more interested in the USS Texas.

  6. Mike Ervin:

    Loved it. Being a Chemical Engineer and growing up along the ship channel (Deer Park) I absolutely love the vitality of the ship channel. Traveling to Houston last week I ate at the Monument Inn and sat and watched all the activity up and down the channel.

  7. Jeffrey Ellis:

    Wow. This was awesome. Not too far from where I live, either. Guess I need to get out more.