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Ship Portrait - "USS Texas" at San Jacinto Park in Fog

The museum ship, USS Texas, built in 1915 is in the foreground. She is the last of the dreadnought class of ships built during that period.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Texas_(BB-35)

 

Across the field is the San Jacinto Monument marking the site of the battle where the residents of Texas won their independence from the government of Mexico in 1836. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_San_Jacinto

 

In the far background, to the right of the monument, one can see the towers of the Fred Hartmann Bridge over 5 miles away.

 

Taken with a Nikon D300 and a 17-35 mm f/2.8 lens from a ship passing in the Houston Ship Channel.

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Taken on December 31, 2007