Making Texans Proud Since 1964

Texas Proud Since 1964 by Jann Alexander © 2013

This gallery contains 5 photos.


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

How Do You Move 95+ Austin Landmarks in One Day?

Moving Sale January 25

When you’re faced with moving more than 95 Austin Landmarks (in the form of hundreds of framed and/or matted prints and posters, ranging in size from 5×7″ to 24×36,” located in your East Austin studio), there’s only one way to … Continue reading

2013: The Year A Giant Wrecking Ball Ate Austin


It’s time for end-of-year portfolio assessments. The giant wrecking ball that’s tormented Austin for the last five years or so has yielded some major long-term losses, like Las Manitas, The Tiniest Bar in Texas, Little City, the Joseph’s mural, the Bitter End … 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

All Decked Out For the Holidays


Vanishing Austin—the ongoing photography series that tries to stay ahead of the wrecking ball—is looking pretty festive this month, at its first appearance at Austin’s annual anti-mall, shop small, holiday gift show, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar. The Blue Genie … Continue reading

Why Do Photographers Love Grunge?

Vanishing Austin_Grunge on Avenue G by Jann Alexander © 2013

For photographers, the grungier, the rustier, the more lonely a subject is—the better. We crave texture, pattern, a story. A lonely place has a story, and photographers have many stories to tell. ♦ .   .   .    Related articles … Continue reading