Follow Along as Vanishing Austin Moves On


Like so many of the iconic businesses in the Austin we cherish, the Vanishing Austin blog is not vanishing. It’s just moving on . . . to Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It, my blog about art, photography, creativity and the many pairings that can occur. Here’s how you can follow along, too. Continue reading

Remember the Alamo?

Vanishing Austin_Remember the Alamo by Jann Alexander © 2014

Remember the Alamo? Not the one that began its life in San Antonio, Texas, and made famous by a battle, but the one in Austin, that began life as the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Continue reading

Making Texans Proud Since 1964

Texas Proud Since 1964 by Jann Alexander © 2013

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Broken Spoken Here. The Broken Spoke offers dining, dancing and development. Owner James White, now 75, likes to point out that although “the Broken Spoke isn’t quite as old as the Battle of the Alamo — it captures the mystical charms that make … Continue reading

When a Polaroid Was Instant Gratification

Three Boys and a Polaroid © Jann Alexander

Three Boys and a Polaroid first appeared as the post, When a Polaroid Was Instant Gratification, at Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It. The post reappears here by gracious permission of its author, photographer Jann Alexander, who writes about … Continue reading

Unexpected Rewards and Opportunities at Year’s End

So Long, 2013 by Jann Alexander ©2013

As the year ends, an unexpected prize is awarded to What’s Vanishing Next? and an opportunity to pay it forward is bestowed. Creative mastermind Crysta Icore, writing in Dancing with Fireflies, awarded my blog about the wrecking ball that overtook … Continue reading

Juxtapositions Tell the Story of Our Town

Too Late to Look for the Spear by Jann Alexander © 2013

This gallery contains 18 photos.


What a city of contradictions is Austin. Old butts up against the new, old is lamented when exchanged for new. The town’s a shiny magnet for newcomers, despite the fact that its quirky attractions are carelessly surplanted by faceless reflective … Continue reading