There’s no shortage of colorful contrast in Austin, and there hasn’t been in a long long time. Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our recent urban history. Here’s a selection of images that shout out Austin’s more recent juxtapositions (a tongue-twisting word that simply means “the act of placing things side by side, especially for the purpose of comparison or contrast”)—and thanks to the magic of the telephoto lens, I can truly place things side by side for contrast, even when they’re separated by a lake, as is Sandy’s Frozen Custard from the Now Leasing Condos with Crane in the image above. ♦
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