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

Turned On and Powerful Once Again

Vanishing Austin_Austin Power by Jann Alexander © 2013

Austin Power: “You can’t turn me on.” Austin Powers: “Au contraire baby, you can’t resist me.” Austin Power’s getting turned back on, after two-plus dormant decades, as its transformation from an Art Deco design icon to a “future urban oasis . … Continue reading

How Does Austin Beat the Heat?

Vanishing Austin_Frog Legs and Towers by Jann Alexander © 2013

… Sunny and 102°?!  How to Beat the Heat? How else—with frog legs, fried pies and air conditioning. Indulge in some cocktails, then splurge on some Texas beef, after breakfast. Throw in some towers. Oh, and did we mention . … 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