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

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

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

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