Friday, May 31, 2013

Pease Park Playground

This is one terrific piece of playground equipment at Pease Park.  I would have had a field day on this thing when I was a kid.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Burger Frenzy

The line was long at Hopdoddy's on a recent afternoon.  This place packs them in, that's for sure.  The waiters were coming outside to serve drinks to people standing in the heat.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Say "Cheese"! Or at least "Coffee"!

I wonder how many people have had their photo taken by this sign on the side of Jo's Coffee on S. Congress.  These folks are having fun with it.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Clarksville Untamed

We walked down one of the dead end streets in Clarksville and, yes, there is a manufactured home neatly perched there. Gentrification is not yet complete.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Don't Ask Me to Explain

These sewn objects are colorful and cute and they look very nice.  Are passers-by supposed to sit on them to watch the traffic go down Lamar?  This type of thing is called "yarn-bombing."

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Ready to Eat

It's good to see people having fun in Pease Park. This food spread was ready to go around 10:00 on a recent morning.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Good Times Calls

The operator of this decidedly old school ice cream truck at Pease Park was perched in her window using modern technology to communicate on a recent morning.  If I could still eat ice cream, I would have bought something from her.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Albanie and Her Fellas

We went to The Elephant Room the other night to hear Albanie Falletta and some other great musicians.  John Doyle is on clarinet in this photo and the bass player was in from New Orleans. Note the remains of great sax player Tony Campise above the live musicians.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Fixing the Peninsula

A part of the Hike and Bike Trail we use is closed. The good news is that they are reinforcing the penisula where Shoal Creek enters Lady Bird Lake and with giant limestone blocks at that.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

One more Art Bra

This model at Art Bra chose a Wild West Cowgirl theme for her fashions. She was quite impressive and got a great ovation.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another Art Bra

This model at the Art Bra Fashion Show and Fundraiser was showing off an antler rack design for her entry.  She got a lot of applause.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Art Bra Fashions

Linda and I support the Breast Cancer Resource Centers.  Saturday night, they hosted their annual Art Bra Fundraiser at the Austin Music Hall.  This lovely model named Colleen -- a cancer survivor -- wore a creation by a famed local jeweler. It was being auctioned off while she posed for the crowd.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Some Minor Mishaps

These members of the Minor Mishaps marching band were performing at the Blanton Museum Fifty Fest.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Music and Art

Caught these musicians at the University of Texas Blanton museum entertaining during the museum's Fifty Fest last month. Love hearing music in these galleries. We were in a gallery nearby when FFP said "that's a bassoon!"

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Queen in Gas Mask

Here is this image again now appearing on the graffiti garden on Baylor Street. A reader says it's based on a Banksy.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


Lots of gentrification has come to downtown's east side, but you can still occasionally glimpse a back yard used to stockpile unwanted appliances.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Car from the Sea

Detail of an art car spied on Sixth Street one day. Most of the car was tropical or sea-themed but the roof was an odd paean to space.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pipe and Drum

Members of Austin's pipe and drum corps at last Monday's memorial parade.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Peace Officer's Memorial March

On Monday, May 6 a large number of Texas peace officers march up Congress Avenue to the Capitol grounds in the annual memorial to the officers who died in the line of duty in the previous year.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Reindeer Games

Just off Rainey Street is the G'Raj Mahal and their property is often used by the Austin Bike Zoo to store there creations. This contraption of a string of reindeer was on display last Sunday.

Friday, May 10, 2013


This house, just off Rainey Street, is dwarfed by the high rise going up in its backyard.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013


This relic of a something (a pump?) sits in a vacant field on Chicon. Wonder who owns this land?

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Future Trail

Sunday we walked on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake to the east and checked out the construction on the south shore where a boardwalk is being built to extend the trail over the lake where there is no trail access now. These rowers were gliding by on this peaceful day.

Monday, May 6, 2013

More filming in the hood

A film crew in the parking lot a block away seemed to be involved with a scene featuring the red car in the back of this photo.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Tie Dye

Walking along 15th the other day returning from the UT campus we saw this 'peaceful' tie dye VW getting gas.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

End of the Rainbow

On April 29th we had threatening skies and spits or rain around town and then this fabulous rainbow as a reward.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Keeping Us Safe

This vehicle which belongs to Homeland Security has been keeping our building company most weekdays for a while. The nearby Federal Court House is the site of a trial involving a drug cartel.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Graffiti Seating

We were wandering on Baylor the other day near the Castle Hill graffiti 'ruins' and noticed that an abandoned couch had shown up and become part of the tagging.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Art as Soap, Soap as Art

We found this fellow one day in a market in SoCo peddling soap inspired by his art. Today is theme day on City Daily Photo and the theme is 'creative artisans.' You can click here to see other City Daily Photo theme day entries from around the world.