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

It’s All About Your Perspective

Vanishing Austin_Overtowering Sandy's by Jann Alexander © 2013

In Austin, Texas, we take our local landmarks seriously, and our city ordinances decree that new high-rise condos must not exceed the height of our beloved homegrown businesses. 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

The Inescapable Frost Tower


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. 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

Austin Is a Town of Continual Juxtaposition

Tacos v Condos by Jann Alexander © 2013

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 … Continue reading