The following photos are part of the gallery, “Healing Spaces,” contributed by fellow Houstonians. Each photo represents natural spots around Houston that draw us outside and calm our spirits. Tamara Thompson contributed these pictures of the James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany skyspace located on the campus of Rice University. Thank you, Tamara, for sharing your beautiful photos with us.

“James Turrell’s Twilight Epiphany skyspace. The pyramidal structure accommodates 120 people between two levels. Twilight Epiphany is acoustically engineered to host musical performances and to act as a laboratory for music school students on select days after Sunset. Constructed of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel, the structure is equipped with an LED light sequence that projects onto the ceiling and through an aperture in the 72-foot square knife-edge roof just before sunrise and at sunset. Turrell’s composition of light compliments the natural light present at twilight, and transforms the skyspace into a locale for experiencing beauty and reflective interactions with the surrounding campus and the natural world.” – See more at:

I would love to know of more natural spots around Houston that draw us out and calm our spirits. If you are interested in contributing to the “Houston Healing Spaces” gallery, email photograph for consideration to and include

  • Subject line: Houston healing spaces
  • Name (optional)
  • Details about what this particular spot means to you


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