It’s All About Your Perspective

Vanishing Austin_Overtowering Sandy's by Jann Alexander © 2013

In Austin, Texas, we take our local landmarks seriously, and our city ordinances decree that new high-rise condos must not exceed the height of our beloved homegrown businesses. Continue reading

Good Things Always Come in Threes

Margaritaville by Jann Alexander (c) 2012

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Why not try a threesome on National Margarita Day? (As in, three margaritas.) Continue reading

When a Polaroid Was Instant Gratification

Three Boys and a Polaroid © Jann Alexander

Three Boys and a Polaroid first appeared as the post, When a Polaroid Was Instant Gratification, at Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It. The post reappears here by gracious permission of its author, photographer Jann Alexander, who writes about … Continue reading

Austin Is a Town of Continual Juxtaposition

Tacos v Condos by Jann Alexander © 2013

There’s no shortage of colorful contrast in Austin, and there hasn’t been in a long long time. Juxtaposition is Austin’s middle name these days, and figures prominently in my Vanishing Austin series as the most striking way to show our … Continue reading

Juxtapositions Tell the Story of Our Town

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

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What a city of contradictions is Austin. Old butts up against the new, old is lamented when exchanged for new. The town’s a shiny magnet for newcomers, despite the fact that its quirky attractions are carelessly surplanted by faceless reflective … Continue reading