Assignment 8: Spring Break Photo Story

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The Corpus Christi Bay is the berth for more than 100 boats. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Over Spring Break I went to Corpus Christi, Texas (Portland, more specifically) to visit with my friend’s family and go to the beach. The photo story I’ve chosen is to do a series on Corpus Christi landmarks. The first photo is of the Corpus Christi Bay. I had trouble trying to select a photo that would represent Corpus in its wider view. I thought the bay would be a good representation.

 

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Corpus Christi has a snow cone stand on practically every corner. Here, people line up for a frozen treat on March 15, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Shoreline is one of the main roads in downtown Corpus. there is a giant walkway where people will stroll and look at the water. Wheels of all kinds are everywhere between all the bikes, trikes, skateboards, strollers and even unicycles cluttering the sidewalk. Corpus, unlike Fort Worth, has hardly any fro-yo shops. Instead, there are snow cone stands everywhere. Walgreens on every corner? False. In Corpus, it’s snow cone stands.

 

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Tourists take photos on March 15, 2013 in Corpus Christi, Texas in front of the statue of Selena, a tejano singer murdered in Corpus Christi in 1995 by the president of her fan club. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Selena was really only made famous to Corpus when the movie about her life was made starring Jennifer Lopez. She isn’t really the icon that media claims her to be, but there is a Selena memorial on Shoreline. And people are there 24/7.

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Corpus Christi, Texas–Below the statue of Selena is a mosaic wall mural created by children who were fans of the Tejano singer. White roses have become a symbol of Selena in Corpus. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Corpus has always been known as the source for Whataburger fame. One Whataburger location downtown boasts two stories--the only one of its kind in the nation. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Corpus has always been known as the source for Whataburger fame. One Whataburger location downtown boasts two stories–the only one of its kind in the nation. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

This was one of my favorite places in Corpus. As a non-Texan, Whataburger has always been an interesting Texan novelty for me. So seeing one of the first whataburgers that just happens to be two stories was cool for me, as cheesy as it sounds. My goal for this photo story was to take photos of the weird Corpus landmarks, so this had to be included.

 

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The Texas Surf Museum is located in Corpus Christi, Texas. It hosts surfboards and surf history about famous Texas surfers, including Jocko Taylor who died in 2012. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

 

Surfboards line the walls of the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi,Texas on March 15, 2013. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

Surfboards line the walls of the Texas Surf Museum in Corpus Christi,Texas on March 15, 2013. (TCU Photo/Alex Tyler)

 

The neat thing about the Texas Surf Museum is that Hillary, my friend from Corpus, knows some of the commemorated surfers. Jocko Taylor helped teach her brother to surf and shape boards. It was really interesting to hear all these stories about Jocko and then see him in a museum.

The biggest issue I had with these photos was getting people in them. Especially people’s faces. Next time I’m traveling, I’ll definitely stop people and ask to take photos of them.

 

 

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