Veteran Houston hoofers John Nova Lomax and David Beebe and a guest suffer a vehicle breakdown on their latest walking tour — from West Fuqua up South Post Oak to W. Bellfort. The trip, says Lomax,
ended up as little more than a Bataan death pub crawl, taking in three unjustly obscure near southwest side strip mall taverns.
But . . . oh, the sights!
Lomax sets the soundtrack:
Since we were on the fringes of DJ Screw’s old ‘hood, I dialed up some screwed and chopped Southside rap on the iPod. Heat can have some of the effects as codeine, and the slowed-and-throwed music fit that day like Chopin does the Polish countryside.
Highlights of the tour include the usual impromptu roadside collections:
A storage facility turned into a minimall:
And this sidewalk-side garden, next to a Buddhist Temple under construction:
More in Lomax’s report.
- Sole of Houston: Strip Mall Taverns on the Southwest Side [Hair Balls]
- Previously in Swamplot: A Walk Down Cheezy Street: Richmond Avenue, Past Its Prime, Southeast Side: A Tour of the Houston Heartland, Long Point, Long Walk, Long Story, Telephone Road Walking Tour: Not How They Sang It Was, Shade, Subs, Plexes and Suds: A Bissonnet Story, Lonely East Side Walking Tour, Walking on Bellaire
Photos: David Beebe