That's the top of a fire training tower built in 1931. It was reconditioned in the '70's with a carillon added. It chimes the hours and plays songs during the Christmas holidays. It is dwarfed by the luxury apartment building the Ashton. The top of the Austonian peeks above that. This was taken from the trail around Lady Bird Lake. (Details about the old tower are on the Austin Fire Department history page.)
It's the first of the month and theme day in City Daily Photo Land. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants of the group in theme day.