Into the Promised Land, Joshua 18, Abandoned Bible, White Oak Bayou, Houston, Texas 0420091320BW

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I'd climbed down the east bank of White Oak Bayou to get pictures of the old railroad bridge near Hogan and I-45. I took a different route up, a very overgrown route. The occasional trail (perhaps a figment of my imagination) passed debris, from the flooding and, perhaps, from those who had found some sort of shelter in the shade of this thicket. I'm not sure to which category this old Bible (not KJV), belongs, but it was stiffly open to Joshua 18. I left it in its place, untouched, took only this photograph.


(Not KJV):

8 So the men who were chosen went to look at the land and write down what they saw. Joshua told them, "Go all through the land and describe it in writing. Then come back to me at Shiloh. I will throw lots" and...

  • smilla4 PRO 6y

    Drop dead gorgeous image!
  • Corwyn Celesil 6y

    Wow. That's incredible.
  • Tracey Smith 6y

    Fabulous image, well caught!
  • Patrick Feller PRO 6y

    Thanks, people!
  • r i c k . m 6y

    Great picture, great story.
  • Patrick Feller PRO 6y

    Thank you, Rick.
  • Sarah Chole 6y

    Beautiful shot.
  • Sarah Park 6y


    Just wanted to let you know that your photo was featured in a travel article on Matador Network, an independent online travel community.

    You can view the article here:

    Thanks so much for sharing your great work!!! Feel free to pass along that link to anybody who may be interested.


  • Patrick Feller PRO 6y


    Thanks for noticing my work, letting me know and for the great placement and attribution.

    I will be passing the link along.

  • Gali-Dana PRO 5y

    Thank you for adding your photograph to the group pool!
    Feel free to post more and join the group.
  • jordanmonson 4y

    Great image! Thanks for making this CC! I used this on my blog.
  • Mangrove Rat PRO 3y

    A really interesting story and beautifully taken image.
  • anne marie ferguson 2y

    Hi Patrick. Amazing picture. It's perfect for representing my almost finished debut novel on Facebook. Could I possibly use this and some of your other pics. I will give you full credit and link to your Flickr account. Many thanks x Anne Marie x
  • Patrick Feller PRO 2y

    Thanks, Anne Marie. Go ahead and use the images, with attribution and linkage as you describe. When you've finished the novel, don't hesitate to link back to it in a comment here.
  • PhotoBeautyArtist 1y

    How beautiful, and a metaphor - at least to me - of the departure from what I believe are important stories. The Old Testament, while not full of warm fuzzies, doesn't even try to hide the ugliness of mankind. And it also shows the beauty. It explains to me the deepest feelings of love as in the unrequited love of Hosea for Gomer when he loved her with no hope if it being returned... hatred, jealousy - like Jezabel being jealous of another man's vineyard and Solomon coveting Bathsheba. Who hasn't had feelings of jealousy? It is full of war, social traditions that had meaning in the ancient world but not today, slavery, betrayal - like Joseph whose brother threw him into a pit and he later became 2nd in command in Egypt and saved them in famine... These are epic tales I have enjoyed, and this is a great photo!
  • Remodeled Music 1y

    Thanks for sharing this with a CC-BY license. We've just used it in our latest music video:
  • Patrick Feller PRO 1y

    Remodeled Music A great song! I'm pleased you used the photo in such a beautiful powerful setting.
  • Richard Manley-Tannis 7mo

    Thanks for sharing this image! I just used and credited it in my most recent blog:
  • Patrick Feller PRO 7mo

    Richard Manley-Tannis Thank you, Richard
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