“Remember the Alamo!” If you’re leading a charge against a conquering army with but a ragtag rebel force, you can rally your troops with this trusty, time-tested cry. Remember the […]
Is the Frost Bank Tower stalking you? It follows you all around downtown Austin and appears magically in this series of photos of downtown Austin.
Some of Austin’s towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin’s first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. Downtown Coffee Shop, Bar & Lounge, […]
The Broken Spoke, one of the definitive Texas dance halls, is disguised in a rustic dark red building on South Lamar and now completely enveloped by new upscale development.
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.
It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. First up: the giant wrecking ball that’s been tormenting Austin.
As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What’s Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed.
What a city of contradictions is Austin. Old butts up against the new, old is lamented when exchanged for new. But the juxtapositions are a photographer’s dream.
A broken-down bus that long lived at Austin’s famous honky-tonk shows some respect for the Man in Black. The missing 1948 Flxible Clipper bus that once lent its retro funk to Austin’s […]
We’d honestly like to see more of the Tiniest Bar in Texas. It’s just that these days, cranes and other towering structures are rapidly closing in on it. Makes it kinda […]
Walk or Don’t Walk, it’s up to you at Wiggy’s I have long been fascinated by juxtapositions. In fact I’ve tried to build my entire Vanishing Austin photography series around […]
Yes, there’s reason to worry that Austin is no longer weird. But if you look around—weird is everywhere.
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 […]
I’ve traveled far from home, and farther back in time than I’ve ever traveled in miles covered. I’ve seen the Dust Bowl in the Texas Panhandle in the 1930s; been to […]
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 […]