Here’s to Halcyon Days Ahead for Legal Vices

Those Halcyon Days by Jann Alexander © 2014

Some of Austin’s towers are getting pretty overtowering, but locally-owned Halcyon is holding its own against Austin’s first real tower, the Frost Bank Tower. Downtown Coffee Shop, Bar & Lounge, Halcyon Suits Any Occasion http://t.co/pg5AS7r348 — the Austinot (@theAustinot) February … 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

How Do You Move 95+ Austin Landmarks in One Day?

Moving Sale January 25

When you’re faced with moving more than 95 Austin Landmarks (in the form of hundreds of framed and/or matted prints and posters, ranging in size from 5×7″ to 24×36,” located in your East Austin studio), there’s only one way to … 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

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