Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's Halloween, Kids

I intended to go out last night and get pictures of early revelers for your Daily Photo pleasure but we watched sporting events on TV. So for Halloween I offer a detail of the picture shown here of a shop window with Day of the Dead pictures. Is that a nun we see about to be run over by a devil on a bicycle?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

One Picture

What's happening today? Well, UT football, Texas Rangers in game three of the Series and, of course, Saturday adjusted Halloween. So, I offer a picture taken from my balcony earlier in the month with a long lens of a Texas Flag with an orange sky that you can take for Halloween or burnt orange (UT's colors). Your choice. We plan to be in front of the TV tonight catching bits of the sporting events and maybe looking out at people downtown in costumes. (Already saw that last night.)

Friday, October 29, 2010

Art on the Avenue

Wednesday night we were at the Paramount for the Film Festival but Arthouse was swinging with its grand opening festivities. Videos were projecting onto the glass wall of the community room on the second floor.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Film Festival Winding Down

We haven't gotten to participate in Austin Film Festival as much as we'd like. But we saw "Black Swan" at the Paramount tonight and shot this picture after. The film that was second on the bill is about women who grasped for equality in the auto industry. Bravo Eloise for your support. We would have watched it, but we can only do one movie a day just now.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Another Shot of Playing for Change

Same group as yesterday taken by my friend Jackie last weekend. I like how this shot shows off the Antone's sign.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Playing for Change

Our friend Jackie saw this amazing band at Antone's on Saturday. She says: "This was an ensemble of 10 musicians from around the world, all fantastic." The group is a non-profit and you can read about them here.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sticker Decoration

Wahoo's Fish Tacos decorates with all kinds of stickers: their own, bands, products???

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 7

The Mexic Arte Museum Store at Fifth and Congress is getting into the Day of the Dead act, not surprisingly.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 6

Incredibly lame to do another of these, I know. I put out the call on social media for donation pictures but none came through. So...SoCo Shop window featuring skeleton/devil theme. However, one thing I do like about this picture is that what looks like a reflection of my scattered hair is really a reflection of a tree and within that you can see the reflections of me and FFP. Well, you had to be there....

Friday, October 22, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 6

Gruesome colors, scary eyes and odd attachments...what could be more horrifying for Halloween or Dedicated for Day of the Dead? SoCo shop window, of course.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Treats

Ready for Halloween at Sweetish Hill...Frankenstein (or Bride of) Cookies.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Safari in Old West Austin

Spied this truck in Old West Austin a couple of weeks ago. It's ready for exotic neighborhood tours.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Mystery Logo

Just what could this sign with nun-chunks mean? On Rio Grande.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Black and White

Uncommon Objects, a fascinating antique/junk shop with a number of vendors on South Congress always offers up interesting theme windows. Black and white objects dominated this one at the first of the month.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 4

Don't know about you, but rooster goats and flying skeletons scare me. Hence the serious expression on my reflection.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 3

Turquoise Door on South Congress is offering some great decorations or Day of the Dead. That Oxacan carving of a baboon (?) with wings (?) is puzzling, though.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Friend Jackie took this picture of yoga enthusiasts in Republic Park last Thursday, I believe. The event was called Yogasm and she says this pose is 'downward dog.' There is a small, white dog in the lower left, amused perhaps at the hairless apes on all fours.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Day of the Dead Number 1

With the influence of Mexico, our Halloween festivities often dovetail with the Day of the Dead. I discovered a tattoo parlor on South First that is called "Casa de Los Muertos." I guess they operate year-round, but I'm using them to kick off a day of the dead series that will go until Halloween or as long as I find pictures.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I'm not surprised my friend Steve is afraid to look in this mirror that he and Jackie discovered at the UT Visual Arts Center.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Stay Cool

Black Mail on South Congress is one of the coolest places to shop and they have the best window displays. I have been laughing that we consider 85 plus degrees F cool if it just cools off at night.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Boots on the Move

Happened to notice on a walk down South Congress that Heritage Boots has moved south of the river. Where Luther's used to be.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Sunday Event

I'm guessing the Jo's on South Congress figures this brunch is for everyone since most religions peg us all as sinners, right?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Old Tech

The Off the Wall gift and junk shop on South Congress offers some old school cameras and a typewriter. They also had a slide rule on offer.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Fun Shopping

Some of the wares in the window of Monkey See, Monkey Do on South Congress.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bee and Bloom

This bush on Annie Street was loaded with pink flowers (identity?) and bees last week.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Wall Decor

Along the east side of South First there is a stone wall with this cow skull incorporated into the native stone. It's funny that a small walk from our high rise can yield such pictures.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A New Crepe in Town

By my count you can get crepes at three different trailers and the wonderful little Cafe Crepe on Second. I love crepes myself especially savory ones.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Graffiti Continued

On the side of Jo's Coffee on South Congress is this bit of graffiti. It seems sort of sweet but I guess it is really a tag and not Jo's decoration. FFP posed with it. Feeling the love.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Theme Day---Graffiti

Today is the first of October and thus 'theme day' on City Daily Photo. The theme is graffiti. I'm always a little conflicted about graffiti because it seems destructive and yet is something very artful. I offer one more picture from the Nueces Street festival that shows the chalk art on the street. First rain and it's all cleaned up. In fact, at the start of the fest the band schedule was written in chalk on the street. They had a rainstorm and it was gone so the drawings took hold when the pavement dried. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.