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

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

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

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

Whitley’s Went. Then Came A Tower.

Whitley's Went by Jann Alexander © 2012

‘In the heart of downtown Austin, at the intersection of 3rd & Brazos, is a city block forged by success. On this very spot, the Whitley Printing Company grew from a humble print shop into one of the industry’s finest … Continue reading

There Goes the Neighborhood


Lamar Plaza is gone. It’s just a hole in the ground now. Since late 2012, dozens of local businesses vacated a shopping plaza that served as the heart of South Lamar, to make way for an upscale apartment complex and … Continue reading