The Pattern of Change Is Change


It takes a whole lotta cranes to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. The upcoming architecture at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue, above, demonstrates the pattern of change … Continue reading

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

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

The Pattern of Change

PL_The Pattern of Change by Jann Alexander © 2103 VanishingAustin.com-0711

IT TAKES A WHOLE LOTTA CRANES to hoist up a new Marriott in downtown Austin, where change is changing faster than you can say change. Above, the upcoming architecture at 2nd Street and Congress Avenue demonstrates the pattern of change … Continue reading

Mysterious

WTF? by Jann Alexander © 2103 VanishingAustin.com-0695

Vanishing Austin just has to ask . . . WTF? How would a Congress Avenue cyclist ever realize this lovely public art structure that’s creating these lovely shadows against this lovely backdrop of grids and blue skies and development is … Continue reading

Take It Easy

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There’s a ghostly story they like to tell about Speakeasy, in Austin’s Warehouse District: Ghosts have haunted its historic home in the Kreisel building since July 1916, when a fire trapped a fireman and two women in its antique elevator (now … Continue reading