Sunday, June 30, 2013

Another Bremond Block Beauty

As promised another Bremond Block beauty within site of many high rises on Seventh Street.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bremond Block

Years ago we showed you the stately downtown house that gives a block of Seventh Street its name. But, I realized, I don't think we've ever shown you two other magnificent old homes on the same block. The Bremond House, just to the right of this one which is in the link above, was getting scaffolding for some renovation a few weeks ago. This one and the one I'll show you tomorrow are wonderful, too.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Seaholm Transforming

The old decommissioned Seaholm Power Plant is being made into a multi-use development, with a hotel as the centerpiece.  Here you see a big rendering of what the final result will look like. Please click on the photo above to make it larger so you can see the rendering.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Strolling Along

These ladies were having a grand time pushing their babies down the Hike and Bike Trail the other day.  Maybe years from now they will remember halcyon days like this one when their kids were so young.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Reflections of the Boom Town

Thanks to the clouds and ripples in the water, an interesting reflection of the tall buildings downtown was ripe for a photograph on a recent morning.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Going up!

Here is a shot of the new Marriott Hotel being constructed in downtown Austin.  I took this photo from our balcony.  Linda and I bet that we will not be able to see the top of either the Hyatt Place or the Hampton Inn within two weeks.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Paper Graffiti

These posters that are made and glued up as graffiti are interesting. Wonder who this guy is? Saw this on Johnson Creek Trail.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Yard Critter

This appeared in a yard in our old West Austin walking tours. It's quite frightening indeed.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Pizza Sign Recycled

This pizza joint on Brazos Street (The Onion) has a sign that looks like it reused whatever was there before...Western something. Way to recycle.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ready for A New Era

This doorway and window were part of a house undergoing major renovation on the east side.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Line

One day in May we were headed to lunch at an Eastside place on 11th when we noticed the line for Franklin's Barbecue. No, we didn't join them but headed to our destination, Hillside Farmacy.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Fly Away Pooch

No this isn't amusing graffiti but, rather, the clever logo for a pet transportation service on Brazos Street.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Hotel

This was the state of construction on the new Mariott hotel a couple of weeks ago. Notice the pillars being poured at an angle. I love being a sidewalk superintendent. Pay is low but you can work when you feel like it and criticize all you one listens!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Ride

Saw this parked across the way from a bicycle shop on West Fifth. So...when they aren't pedaling???

Friday, June 14, 2013

Guest at Dinner

We were at the Headliners Club one night in May and while it was still light outside I shot this picture of the Frost bank looming outside the window.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

How Does Your Garden Grow?

We showed you a co-op in West Campus a couple of months ago. This is a gardening project in the front yard.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Little Free Library

On West Lynn on the lawn of a church this has appeared so neighbors can share books. It is a 'LittleFreeLibrary.' See here for their Web Site.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Natural Beauty

We saw this gnarly old tree trunk along a creek bank under the freeway the other day. I wonder what the tree looked liked before it was cut down.

Monday, June 10, 2013

The Truth Monster Strikes Again

This blue guy is really a complicated piece of artwork. You miss these things unless you're walking on the trail.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

That's the Trtuth

Our old pal the Truth artist has painted a couple more of his masterworks. Here is a green monster.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Tasty Philosophy

I saw this sticker on the back of a car in West Austin a few days ago.  Hard to argue with it.

Friday, June 7, 2013

The Joy of Running

We passed this happy group on a Hike and Bike Trail a few days ago.  They were having a great time, as you can see.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

That's One High Roof!

This is the Baptist Church on S. Congress across from some of our favorite stores.  I always wonder how in the world they got the metal roof on this structure.  Act of faith, I guess.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Blues on the Green

The big stage for KGSR's Blues on the Green was being set up on the great lawn at Zilker Park the other day.  Austin has a lot of iconic events and this is one of them.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Entrance Level

This important gallery shows museum quality photographic work and is located on West Sixth.  I love the historic feel of the place. We often walk past and sometimes go in to see what is being shown.

Monday, June 3, 2013

A Bench With a View

This couple was taking time to rest and reflect on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake a few days ago.  We are so lucky to have this beautiful lake close to our home downtown.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Digging It!

The Seaholm Project which will include a host of multi-use purposes, including a Trader Joe's, apartments, offices and plenty of retail outlets and restaurants, is finally on the way to becoming reality. I took this photo from the end of our hall today.  The excavation is underway!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

The Beauty of Decay

Today is theme day at City Daily Photo. The June 1 theme is 'The Beauty of Decay.' I'm a fan of the sleek and modern but truthfully I love the artistic look of a time-worn patina. What you see here is a work of art in the yard of a house in the Tarrytown section of Austin. (Yeah, not New York. There's a lot of that 'naming after things back east' here in the provinces.) The rusty curved wall has an arrangement of worn driftwood that is, um, reminiscent of the south end of a horse. The curve of the wall was such that you couldn't see on the other side without getting on the property. Of course, one is curious if there is anything on the other side. I'd say this artwork is the artist's interpretation of the beauty of decay, wouldn't you?