Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Wake up to Travis Heights

These signs are around Travis Heights. Not sure why they have the rooster but the historic-looking home makes sense.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Have a Seat

These delightful and colorful chairs were for sale recently on South Congress.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Trade and Technical Art

This sculpture is in front of a trade and technical school on Riverside Drive.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Spring to the Cacti

Buds and blooms on the cactus this time of year. Spotted recently in Travis Heights.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Every Century or So

The plant called the century plant sends up this giant appendage from time to time. Every century? This one was spotted recently in Travis Heights.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Commerce for Good

A new coffee shop on South Congress is the Tom's. Yes the shoe people. I guess they sell shoes as well as coffee. I wonder if someone in need of a cup gets a cup when you do your java? Haven't been inside but I like this striking mural on the side of the building.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Rooms with a view

Let's see how this works with the Daily Photo format. We were visiting with some friends at their new apartment the other night and I shot this panoramic photo. What a view of the hills and the lake.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Another Building Rising

A new office building (the Colorado Tower) is rising at Third and Colorado. From the Headliners Club you can see its progress last month. More places for people to work. Hope they move into the neighborhood. The Ashton apartments and Austonian Condominiums are behind it on Second Street.

Monday, May 19, 2014


This collection of hub caps adorns a fence on Mary Street. It appears there are interesting things behind the fence (in the designated hard hat area).

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Ancient? Or new?

This home on Mary Street looks like an ancient castle or hacienda. But I wonder if it's new construction. I think so.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Graffiti Guitars

Checked in at the Baylor Street graffiti not long ago and found this arrangement of graffiti guitars hanging from a tree.

Friday, May 16, 2014

A Wonderful Tree

This magnificent tree is tucked in between theaters in the parkland that houses Zach Scott and some park offices. It creates quite the shady canopy.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


This house on Mary Street has a very fairy tale look to it. Gingerbread? That's what my walk companion said. Seems beyond that.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Dancing the Stairs

In April we went to an event at the Blanton Museum called SoundSpace. Music and dance acts are brought into the galleries and other spaces. In this case, the piece involved dancers who first descended the grand staircase in the atrium via most unusual moves.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Reuse Mural

The old Trafton and Son Tile place on Guadalupe is now a Planet K. We showed a mural on the north side the other day. This work (using left over tile found inside?) is on the south side.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Not Scooting

Appears to me that this scooter in Hyde Park hasn't moved in a while.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Hats Off (and on) to the Derby

There was a Derby Fest in the street below us for the running of the Kentucky Derby. Lots of hats, but the gents sans hats seemed to be watching me take their picture.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Good eats.

Here was the menu for Dai Due last Saturday. I bought two of the tacos.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Sunday, May 4, 2014


A few weeks ago the MetLife blimp cruised around downtown for hours. Never found out why.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Something Has to Do It!

This motto on the South First El Mercado sort of says it all. Be the change and all that.

Friday, May 2, 2014

The church of my childhood.

This building is where Hyde Park Christian Church used to reside. It moved away from here to a much bigger building when I was in high school. We walked by the other day and found that "Almond Tree" Church is now in this spot. This building brings back many a memory from my younger days.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Fading squares of memories

This rapidly-deteriorating logo in the sidewalk is all that remains of Renfro's Rexall Drug Store on "The Drag" across from the University of Texas campus. That store is where I holed up during the Tower Sniper rampage on August 1, 1966 in which 17 people were killed and over thirty were injured.

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