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.
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.
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.
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.
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.