The Sam Houston Monument in Hermann Park is a pretty impressive sight. The area includes a reflecting pool, the bronze sculpture, and several gardens which may or may not include passing butterflies. When the sun is shining, it makes for a great photography spot.
In the shadow of the Texas Tower on the campus of The University of Texas, stands a statue of Jefferson Davis. This statue is in the news lately, as it was vandalized in June and is under consideration for removal from campus. There are several statues at UT, including four of Confederate Leaders. At the very least, it is interesting how these statues were chosen to be placed on campus, and at the very worst, they represent very racist and slave owning individuals from our past. I won’t decide if the statues should stay or not, but leave that decision up to the University. I will leave you with a set of photos from this afternoon of the Jefferson Davis statue (clear of graffiti) and the Tower.
The Rienzi Gardens in the River Oaks area of Houston are free and open to the public during the operating hours of the Rienzi House Museum. Beware, because the website indicates a 4.4 acre setting, but for some reason, much of it was roped off today. Still, the small part I was allowed to visit was special.
My favorite time to visit Jackson Square is right at sunset. Most likely the square will be filled with people, music, art, and joy.