Completed in 1971, one of Houston's greatest art treasures is the Menil-supported Rothko Chapel. Located near the stunning Menil Collection in midtown Houston, the structure is home not only to some very big and very expensive Rothko paintings, but also a community of ecumenical/inter-religious cooperation efforts. On a recent stop in Houston, the big shoe boys took a moment to contemplate art and life and death and stuff. . . in this beautiful building.
While the chapel's policy on photographs prohibited me from sneaking my cell phone out to take a quick shot of the Rothko paintings and chapel interior, I found these images online (with meditating people no less). Imagine a lot of quiet and intermittent shoe sounds on hardwood floor.