Photographs of Buffalo Bayou Flowing Past Memorial Park

 

Watch this slide show of lovely photographs taken in July 2014 by renowned Houston photographer Jim Olive. The photographs were taken looking downstream on Buffalo Bayou with Memorial Park on the left and the River Oaks Country Club on the right.

  • Buffalo Bayou looking downstream with Memorial Park on the left.
  • Buffalo Bayou looking downstream with Memorial Park on the left.
  • Buffalo Bayou looking downstream with Memorial Park on the left.
  • Red clay banks of Buffalo Bayou looking downstream with Memorial Park on the left.
  • Red clay banks topped by 750,000-year-old sandstone on Buffalo Bayou looking downstream with Memorial Park on the left.
  • South bank of Buffalo Bayou in Houston as it passes by Memorial Park.
  • Fluvial sandstone 750,000 years old in Houston's Buffalo Bayou as it flows past Memorial Park.
  • Sunlight filtering through overhanging trees on Buffalo Bayou as it flows past Memorial Park in Houston.
  • Tree roots and very old stone naturally holding the bank together on Buffalo Bayou as it passes by Memorial Park in Houston.
  • Ripples in sand along Buffalo Bayou as it passes by Memorial Park.

3 thoughts on “Photographs of Buffalo Bayou Flowing Past Memorial Park”

  1. Alix Dunn says:

    Thank you for these photos.
    Being a native Houstonian and growing up on a tributary of the bayou created a lasting inspiration for my painting.
    I hope your photos are able to stop the recent destruction of the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou

    1. Thanks, Alix. Be sure to let the mayor, your city council and county representatives know, as well as the Harris County Flood Control District and the Army Corps of Engineers. We have until June 5 to make comments to the Corps on flood control’s revised permit application to destroy the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou as it flows past Memorial Park.

  2. Margaret Footit says:

    As a native to Houston, I agree with Alix. Buffalo Bayou in it’s natural form is an asset to the city. Many inner city dwellers would not have the opportunity to experience the serenity of life outside of the pressures of city life. It is a place to be cherished. Leave it for future generations as is. There are many opportunities for Houstonians to enjoy by leaving Buffalo Bayou in it’s present form

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