“I like how this view makes it look like Fiesta is exploding,” writes engineer and Metro board member Christof Spieler of this photo he snapped last night at dusk. No fire clouds are expected, but the Montrose Fiesta Mart will be closing for good on July 15th — to make way for a Finger Companies apartment complex on the site. Spieler’s photo was taken from the shelter of the half-year-old H-E-B across Dunlavy, just south of West Alabama.
More building-turnover photo fun:
Here, a couple of young neighbors watch this month’s demo of 1216 Bomar St. in Hyde Park — from a safe distance:
And artist Patrick Feller pressed his camera to the front window to get this shot of renovations going on in the former Houston Light Guard Armory building at 3816 Caroline St., just south of the HCC Central College campus in Lower Midtown:
The building is being outfitted as the new home of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.
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