Music - Roundabout by YES
Photographed in 1982, 1990 and 1994 using film. Photographed in September of 2016 using digital.
Astrodome - Opened in 1965, closed in 2005 and still standing. Originally known as the Harris County Domed Stadium in 1965. Known as the Houston Astrodome 1965 - 2000, Reliant Astrodome 2000- present. The Astrodome is in a bad state of disrepair. Mold and mildew are everywhere. Seats are worn and ripped. The building can't be occupied in its current state. No decision has been made yet on the fate of the Astrodome. The major tenants were the Houston Astros 1965 - 1999, Houston Oilers 1968 - 1996, Houston Cougars NCAA 1965 - 1997, Houston Gamblers USFL 1984 - 1985, Houston Texans WFL 1974. Once the Astros left and Reliant Stadium was built next to the Astrodome, the events literally dried up, leaving the Dome a virtual ghost. The last so called event for the Astrodome was in 2005. The Astrodome was used as a shelter for Hurricane Katrina refugees from New Orleans. Another note on the Astros.....Their first home, Colt Stadium, was just north of where the Astrodome stands now. The Colt Stadium site is now a parking lot for Reliant Stadium.
Location - 8400 Kirby Drive Houston, Texas
The 8th wonder of the world, the Astrodome. 8/94
This parking lot in back of the Astrodome is where the Astros first home was located....old Colt Stadium. 8/94
Jeff Bagwell of the Stros.... 8/94
Probably the BEST Astros position player ever... Craig Biggio. 8/94
Barry Bonds...before the juice.... 8/94
Matt Williams takes a hack.
A very sad story...the late Ken Caminiti....
Greg Swindell celebrates an Astros victory with catcher Tony Eusebio.
Mr. Strawberry. He was very cordial.
The seats in the front row to the right are where former President George H. W. Bush sat.
Giants pitcher Mark Portugal goes down trying to cover first. 8/94
Portugal being carted off. 8/94
Craig Biggio at third base.
The Dome looking like some sort of space ship at night. 8/94
Another view of the Astrodome and the parking lot where Colt Stadium once stood. 3/90
My first Astrodome experience, July 11, 1982 as the Astros take on the Cardinals.
The Astrodome. Who knows what is in its future, but for Houstonians, the Dome will always have a special place in their hearts. 8/94