Sunday, July 31, 2016

Andra Day

In June, Jackie saw Andra Day in performance at KUTX's Studio 1A. She got a fantastic picture. Here's a music video on YouTube.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Gaming convention

We made the call before we asked these folks where they were going.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Great band!

Our friends Chris Gage, Christine Albert and Ernie Durawa were rocking out the other night at Donn's Depot. Ernie is in the Texas Music Hall of Fame and Christine is the former Chair of the Board of Governors of the American Academy of Recording Artists. Chris has played with house bands for TV shows.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

And why is this significant?

Because on most days, there are fifty to one hundred people in line at this BBQ cafe! Shot this on July 4. I think that they were closed.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Texas Chili Parlor

We went to the Texas Chili Parlor the other day for enchiladas. Love sitting at the bar and hearing stories.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Red pineapple

Of all the lost stuff I have seen on city streets in Austin, this one may take the cake.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

The new library

This fantastic new library will soon be open and it is only a few blocks from where we live. You see my partner in life taking a shot of her own here.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Thursday, July 21, 2016

This says it all

We had to go to a hill country place to meet someone the other day. This motto says it all about the food.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Traffic stopper

This strange creature was in the window of Blackmail, a local fashion shop, recently.

Monday, July 18, 2016

New bar in town!

Linda and I attended the soft opening of  a new restaurant called Boiler Nine in our neighborhood a few nights ago. I took this shot from the catbird seat that they gave us.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Cranes are strutting their stuff.

I love the compositions that cranes and tall buildings make here in the hood.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Friday, July 15, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Glowing wall art

This decorative wall art for the Seaholm Condominums seems to be a brightly painted group of furnace doors salvaged from the old Power Plant.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

In Bloom

We had the most outstanding spring, flora-wise, because of the plethora of rain. (Which unfortunately caused lots of flooding around the state.) This magnolia tree had beautiful blooms and very dense leaf.

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Getting Ready to Google

Glass is being raised for this office building near us that will house a bunch of Google employees.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Pretty in pink.

I thought that these roses were really nice -- saw them on a recent walk.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rain, rain, rain's a coming!

One thing about being this high up -- you can see the rain a long way off.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Taco Joint Mural

There are a couple of recognizable icons in this mural inside the Keso's taco joint on MLK Boulevard. That bat sculpture is on South Congress, the big star in front of the Bob Bullock museum and the UT stadium and tower. Maybe the cars and bike on the ramp are an homage to F1 and X Games? I can recommend the tacos here in any case.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mystery Mural

There was a bike shop on West Lynn which is now closed. On the side of the building is this mural. I understand the 'ride' and the bikes and maybe even the racing flags. Less sure about foxes and Mexican symbols and fire.

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Ape is Gone

A gigantic ape used to sit outside this shop on West Sixth Street. When I saw the monumental giraffe, I asked a guy in front of the store if someone bought the ape. "Three of them," he said.

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Swinging and singing

Our pal Liz was singing with the Jazz Pharaohs on a recent night at the Elephant Room.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Maybe it will be done in our lifetime--

I know that street construction takes time, but I wish we could have a respite from it sometime soon.
I shot this photo a few weeks ago from the end of our hall.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Looking down, looking good.

Lots of photographers like to have sessions on top of the parking garage directly below us. I thought that this shot would be a good one for the "Looking Down" theme.Click here to see other interpretations of today's theme.