Saturday, January 31, 2015

Eiffel A La Carte!

We saw this portable Eiffel Tower on a walk around downtown the other day.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A dog's life.

These dogs were having a good time taking a dip in Lady Bird Lake on a recent sunny afternoon.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

View of the bridge

I liked the way the light was playing on these runners on the Pfluger Bridge the other day.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Shadow knows.

Sometimes I get a kick out of my own shadow combined with other objects. OK, I'm easily amused.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Looking good, Stevie!

This guy was shooting a photo of the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue the other day. He's getting a good angle.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Child with One Shoe on the Loose

Our friend Jackie saw this shoe on a wall near a sidewalk on W. Sixth. I guess I understand a child losing a shoe but it is surprising how often shoes are abandoned.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Memories of a nice guy

We saw this memorial bike the other day on the Congress Avenue bridge.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The hood is looking good!

A quick shot with my iPhone gave me this sweet photo of our home. It's the white building in the center.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mural for Mayor

Our friend Steve Adler ran for Mayor and won in December. This mural for him was painted on the side of a defunct Mexican cafe.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Caught in the rye.

Here is Linda's custom Manhattan at Fixe, a new restaurant in our neighborhood. They made it with her favorite High West rye and put it in a small barrel for aging. And yes, that is a chunk of bacon on the toothpick next to the cherry. The empty rye bottle that you see here is being used for water service.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

That takes guts.

I got this shot of the window cleaners for our condo tower on a recent afternoon while I was working out in the gym. The iPhone is a great invention.

Friday, January 16, 2015

After a steak

We had brunch at Dai Due last Sunday and on our way out stopped by the butcher shop. No, we didn't buy this lovely steak but some stuffed quail.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Deconstructing sax

I loved this beautiful artwork at Wally Workman Gallery showing an "exploded" saxophone.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The great outdoors

We attended a show of paintings by our friend Gordon Fowler the other night. Here is one of his works. He has quite a reputation.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Good Morning

The morning of Jaunary 8, this was what I saw when I got out of bed.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Dutch boys

The way the light was falling on these boys at the McNay Museum, they looked like a painting by a Dutch master.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

The Judd

OK, so we're going to give you a few shots that we took in San Antonio on a recent jaunt. Here is Linda looking at a Donald Judd piece in the McNay Museum which has a magnificent collection.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Hidden gems

We were walking around West Austin the other day and I saw this collection of shiny objects secreted inside some rocks outside a house.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Hidden gardens

I love how our town has so many little tucked-away places with plant life growing. Here you see a garden of cactus plants in an alley.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Historically good food

Lambert's Restaurant is in a building near us. Its owners have withstood the pressures to tear it down and replace it with a more modern structure. It is kind of nice to have a few buildings from a bygone era in our downtown neighborhood.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Pretty setting

We attended a party at a friend's penthouse condominium on a recent night. This beautiful table setting with candles was part of the decor.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Going up!

Here is the latest view from our building of the construction to the south of us. Three major projects are in the works, including the new central library to the right of center and a bridge extending Second Street west across Shoal Creek.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Sunset Over Lady Bird Lake

Our friend Jackie captured this sunset on December 23. That's Lady Bird Lake, the Lamar Bridge and Cesar Chavez Street. Beautiful.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The whirling cosmos

Sometimes sidewalk art does look nice, though it's a pain to clean it up.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Old China, New Eatery

These decorative plates are on the wall of a new restaurant in our neighborhood called Fixe. We like this place and will be coming back for more good food with an Old South flair.

Friday, January 2, 2015

A high ceiling of fun!

We ate dinner with some friends at our favorite downtown restaurant on NY Eve. They had the place full of festive balloons for the occasion. Happy New Year to all!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

A Year in Progress

It's January 1 and the tradition for City Daily Photo is to present your picture of the year. There were a few candidates from this year's collection but we wanted to show this one because it shows the logo in progress on the new J W Marriott Hotel. So much of our year in Austin was about construction and this shows the altered view we now have from our place as it was happening. We are the ultimate 'sidewalk superintendents' in downtown Austin. Click here to see other City Daily Photos pictures of the year.