The Most Beautiful Photos of Houston From 2016

As we set our sights on 2017, it can be easy to forget all of the beautiful moments of the past year. That’s why we turned to the Instagram accounts of some of the city’s best local photographers, and put together a collection of photos that reads like a love letter to Houston, to remind us that 2016 was actually full of plenty worth remembering.

Through their inspired lenses, these visual ninjas captured perfect cityscapes, repped the magnificence of natural splendor, and made us think that maybe there is hope for this world, after all.

After Hours at the MFAH

Purple hour | HTX

Buffalo Bayou from the Rosemont Bridge

The Lights Festival 2016

The Mist Tree at Discovery Green


Safe ‘til tomorrow

Downtown street dreams

Sugar Land Moon Water

Clutch City

Looking up from the new Marriott Marquis

Light trails on the light rails

Light painting high over the city

Firmament at Discovery Green

Kusama's Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity at MFAH

Gorgeous chaos

Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern

Reflecting on the streets

Kusama’s Love Is Calling at MFAH

David Adickes Sculpturworx

A hidden view of Hermann Park

A look at City Hall

Sunset over the tracks at Burnett Transit Center

Main St by night

Day for Night 2016

Downtown POV

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Brooke Viggiano is a Houston-based writer who really needs to up her IG game. See if her Twitter game is aight @BrookeViggiano.