— There is nothing as inviting as a languid, limpid pool of cool blue water on a hot summer day. — ORDER A PRINT of Blue Pool by Jann Alexander […]
Blue is the color of summer in Austin. Blue skies. Blue pools. Blue lakes. Blue neon. Blue tattoos. Blue is happy. Blue is what I see every time I go out […]
Sunny and 102°?! How to Beat the Heat? How else—with frog legs, fried pies and air conditioning. Indulge in some cocktails, then splurge on some Texas beef, after breakfast. Throw […]
Yes, it does. As noted in What’s Vanished Since 2004, some of Austin’s best treasures have gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series that spring. It was Las Manitas on […]
Places in Austin vanish with frequency, but when a classic artwork by a legendary Texas artist does, it seems like an even greater loss. Can you identify the artist of […]
A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photo series in the spring of 2004.
Allens Boots is a place I steer all of my Austin visitors to, direct from the airport, so they can stride confidently around town in some real boots. Then they can learn […]
An Austin ghost sign that has long served as an iconic landmark, and dates from the time a pack of Wrigley’s gum cost you a nickel, is now forever hidden from view by a new Marriott.
Sandy’s Frozen Custard may very well be the best frozen custard in Texas. And Sandy’s still serves its frozen treats the old-fashioned way—from its walkup window, just the way they did […]
It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. Above, the upcoming architecture at 2nd […]
Austin Speed Shop is bidding farewell to South Lamar, to make way for, yes, another luxury apartment development. Its new location near by is still under wraps, but it’s not likely […]
Sign of the Thaimes? Neon green picnic tables and a fallen Coat & Thai sign are all that remains of a once bustling food trailer court in the heart of […]
Lamar Plaza is gone. It’s just a hole in the ground now. Since late 2012, dozens of local businesses vacated a shopping plaza that served as the heart of South […]
The freight lines brought the low-brick industrial warehouses that once dominated Austin from I-35 to MoPac, and in the early 20th century, the building known locally as the Spaghetti Warehouse was part […]
There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District. Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman […]