Don Bain's 360° Panoramas of
Texas

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I have divided Texas into four regions, and made panoramas in three of them: To begin, click the regions listed here, or click on the map, or scroll down to see a detailed list of localities.

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Texas is a huge state with a distinctive culture, and a real challenge to portray photographically - simply driving across on Interstate 10 takes three days. There is an overall "Texas" persona that ties it all together, but the regions differ quite significantly.

West Texas. This region extends from the tip of the Rockies at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, south down the Rio Grande to Big Bend National Park, and includes the Great Plains of the Texas Panhandle. I have made two trips there, spending most of my time down in the Big Bend country, but still have a lot of ground to cover.

All of Texas used to be part of Mexico, but South Texas, the southernmost triangle of the state, shows that cultural heritage most clearly. Many people there speak Spanish as their primary language, and have done so for generations. In 2014 I followed the Rio Grande all the way from El Paso to the Gulf at Brownsville. San Antonio is the biggest city, an elusive goal that I have missed twice now.

East Texas is a north-south band along the Louisiana border, with forestry and pine forests in the north, dominated by Houston and the petroleum industry in the south. My attempt to document these interesting landscapes in March-April 2015 was frustrated by bad weather.

The remainder of Texas, including Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin, I call simply Central Texas. Maybe next year.





Riparian vegetation along the Rio Grande, Big Bend Ranch State Park

Riparian vegetation along the Rio Grande, Big Bend Ranch State Park




Fortifications and chapel at Presidio la Bahia

Fortifications and chapel at Presidio la Bahia




In the huge complex of refineries at Port Arthur

In the huge complex of refineries at Port Arthur


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