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The 10 Best Places to Take a Selfie in Houston

Everybody loves selfies...or hates them...or says they are bad for you...or dies in car wrecks snapping them...or gathers a bunch of celebrities at the Academy Awards to create the most popular one of all time. Whatever the case, everyone knows what they are and has an opinion about them. And let's be honest, before cell phones, no one took selfies (well, except these two ladies) and now, pretty much everyone does. Hell, Instagram is basically a service for delivering selfies to the masses.

But, what if you live in Houston? There aren't a ton of celebrities lurking and, as we've been told many times before, this isn't exactly a super attractive place. Where can one go to snap a photo of him or herself that is classic Houston? And we purposefully didn't include events. If you have to wait for one moment every year like a marathon, Summerfest, the Pride Houston or Art Car Parades or even the Renaissance Festival (selfie with a busty wench FTW!), it's too much work. This should be a snapshot you can get pretty much anytime you want. Here are some suggestions.

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Jeff Balke is a writer, editor, photographer, tech expert and native Houstonian. He has written for a wide range of publications and co-authored the official 50th anniversary book for the Houston Rockets.
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