On a recent trip to see my family, I brought along my camera (as usual). Two things primarily drive the Corpus Christi economy: the bounty of the nearby Gulf (shrimping, fishing & cargo shipping) and the bounty of the earth (petroleum production and refining). Disappearing natural resources, both of them.
The former tends to be more photogenic, often in surprising ways.
The oil industry is less photogenic (with the exception of the handsome workers, of course). I was scared of getting in trouble for photographing a refinery, even from the highway, so this one was snapped at 70 mph, a challenge for any photog:
Back to the water. Cole Park is in downtown Corpus Christi (using a liberal definition of the word downtown.) They recently built a skatepark, which is neato:
And plenty of kids are still drawn to the pier at Cole Park: