You Mean Austin Keeps on Vanishing?


Yes, it does. As I wrote on July 19 in What’s Vanished Since 2004, some of Austin‘s best treasures have gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photography series that spring. It was Las Manitas on Congress Avenue that vanished in … Continue reading

What’s Vanished Since 2004?

Heartbroken Music by Jann Alexander ©2013

A lot of Austin has gone missing since I began my Vanishing Austin photography series in the summer of 2004. For one reason or another—losing their leases, making way for condos, hotels, chains and new buildings, relocating for cheaper rents, … Continue reading

Too Late to Look for the Spear

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

A pack of Wrigley’s Spearmint gum could relieve fatigue for just a nickel, but no longer, as a new Marriott hotel in downtown Austin has already encased an iconic wall mural in steel. The Congress Avenue landmark wall that featured ads … Continue reading