Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Taco time!

We walked over to this delightful food truck which specializes in tacos the other day. The fried avocado tacos were delicious. Turns out that the owner's family is related to mine.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Big music truck

This 18-wheeler was parked near the Austin Music Hall the other night. The sign on the side kind of lurched out of the darkness.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

RockabillIE music!

Elizabeth McQueen provided the tunes at the grand opening of a new ballroom at the Hyatt on a recent night.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Old car, hip look

Here's a great-looking car we saw in front of Nau's Drugstore the other day.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wayback politics

They had to dig hard to find this one-- plus a Hello Kitty to balance it out.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Retro Tennis

Last Saturday Westwood Country Club had a wooden racket tournament and our head pro went all out with retro short shorts and head band. I didn't participate. An old lady (me) playing on a clay court with other 'women of a certain age' is retro enough.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Tending the Wounded

In this shot you see more of the scene from the Vietnam Veterans memorial. The soldier's arm from yesterday was that of the wounded soldier on the right. The designers intended him to be one of our South Vietnamese allies. However, he was later 'changed' to an Asian-American soldier. I read in the newspaper  recently that they didn't change all the elements of his uniform and, in fact, there are epaulets and other details that would mark it as a South Vietnamese uniform. The reason for changing it to an Asian-American was to complete the ethnic tableau of the soldiers.  White, black, Hispanic, Native American were already represented. (I have to confess, I just saw soldiers.) There was also the issue that this monument was about Texans who died. Dog tags with the names of the dead are entombed in the monument.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Soldier's Arm

In this detailed shot from the Vietnam Veterans memorial on the Capitol Grounds you can see how realistic the soldier's skin appears (especially with the rain drops that were dotting the statue that day).

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vietnam Veterans

In the Vietnam War, 3417 Texans fought and never returned. There is a memorial on the Capitol Grounds that was dedicated this year to those who fought in that war.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Good runnin', mom!

These pretty dogs were patiently waiting for their masters to come back from exercise class on the Great Lawn at Zilker Park the other day. I wish I had had my good camera with me, but this shot isn't bad.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

That Big Ole Moon

The Super Harvest Moon a couple of weeks ago as it rises above the Frost Bank Tower.

Friday, September 19, 2014

There's A New View

When you live in a dense urban area, your view can change. This sunset reflection now includes the topped and almost completed Colorado Tower. Before it went up you could see the top of another building on Congress. (See here about a year and a half ago.)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Workin on the night pour

I couldn't sleep the other night but that had a silver lining -- I was able to get this photo of the crews doing a pour at the Trammell Crow development.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Crafty tattoos

This nice lady has tattoos which reflect her profession of creating artistic works.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fly into Fantasy

The lobby of the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and South Lamar has some vintage vehicles to imagine flying away hanging from the ceiling.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pretty porch

This porch looked inviting on a sunny day -- it even had a sunrise carved into the front aspect of it-- and some birds, too.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Little blue shoe

Yet another entry in our lost shoe series -- this one just north of the University of Texas campus.

Friday, September 12, 2014

A nice touch of color

We got this pretty array of flowers as part of our invitation to the Ballet Austin Fete. They fit in nicely against a small selection of our books that we have in our alcove desk.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Apartment Slogan

This mural inside the garage entrance of the AMLI apartments between Colorado and Lavaca brings the slogan of the apartments to life I guess.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Drenched to the Bone

We could use some rain. But this graffiti makes one wonder about the saying "drenched to the bone." Captured on West Lynn.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Graffiti Wall

We've posted many pictures of the offering of graffiti on this wall coming up to the overpass on North Lamar. Our friend Jackie caught the wall in this state with the mixed up paint that comes out gray and white and taupe which was then covered by drips from various bright colored paint buckets. Is it art? Was what it covered art? For some examples of what has appeared on this wall: click here or here or here or here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014


We've shown a picture of this mural before (by the 5th street tracks near Robert Martinez) but FFP decided to shoot a picture with his phone a few days ago. We still don't really 'get' the mural. I like that I caught him taking a picture of it.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bright memorial

Someone went to a lot of trouble to make this pretty shrine on the north shore of Lady Bird Lake.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A bit of history

This interesting historical marker is on Sixth Street. Mr. Samuleson was a legend.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Rush is on!

This sign on a top sorority at The University of Texas says it all.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

No pearls -- just great eating

We recently dined on these delicious oysters at Clark's, a local restaurant. They were from Washington state.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Rust and Ruin

While walking down Robert Martinez the other day on the east side, we saw lots of modern infill and well-kept cottages. But an old garage that had seen its heyday long ago yielded this detail of a rusty hinge and weathered boards for today's City Daily Photo theme day: rust and ruin. Click here to see other interpretations of the theme from around the world.