Saturday, March 31, 2018

The end is near

A few minutes after I took this photo, this building was exploded by a professional demolition crew. We had to get out of bed at a horribly early hour to see this event from the windows of The Headliners Club.

Friday, March 30, 2018

A good time was had by all.

Here you see my partner in life and fellow blogger (right) with our former Mayor Will Wynn and his friend at the Ray Benson concert and birthday party. 

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Ray Benson is rocking out

Here is another shot from the Ray Benson concert the other night. It was quite a scene for his big Birthday Party. Several guest musicians appeared with him.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A shady spot in the bar.

Have a seat and have a drink -- a nice spot in the Fairmont bar under a shady tree.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Rockin' Out!

We love a lot of the artwork in the Fairmont Hotel that just opened in downtown Austin.

Monday, March 26, 2018

On target in the Fairmont.

This is another piece of artwork that is in the new Fairmont Hotel. Lots to aim for here!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Gentleman Jackson

We ran into our friend William Jackson at the new Fairmont Hotel the other day. He always cuts a fine figure. What a snappy dresser!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Chicken Paillard-- something to cluck about.

This Chicken Paillard at June's All Day is some of the best I have ever tasted, anywhere in the world. Austin is blessed to have some terrific restaurants.  

Friday, March 23, 2018

Happy birthday, Ray!

Well-known recording artist Ray Benson gave a concert and was presented with a cake onstage for his birthday. We had good tickets for the event.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

White glove treatment

I loved this piece at our friend Gail Chovan's show at Women and Their Work Gallery.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Great graphics and great jazz

Loved the electronic poster our friends at Parker created for the recurring concert they have on Tuesday. It's great to have this sweet venue just a few blocks away from our condo.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

University of Texas Symphony concert

Loved this concert by the UT Symphony on a recent night. They played Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" which was really moving. An apt choice for this time in our history.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Me, reflecting

Here is a shot I took of myself in the elevator lobby the other day while I was waiting to go downstairs. We have been here almost ten years now. 

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Two Basie greats

Terrific concert at Parker the other night. Two of the stalwarts of the Basie Orchestra-- Doug Lawrence on tenor sax and Butch Miles on drums. Yes, indeed. That is Kris Kimura, one of the club's owners, on baritone sax.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Sweet potato hash at Eberly

Yes, this dish was delightful. Sweet potato hash with two over easy eggs. Very tasty for a brunch dish. And we had good conversation with friends to boot.

Friday, March 16, 2018

Flowers at The Four Seasons

We always love walking into the lobby at The Four Seasons and seeing what the artists who do their flowers have created. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Four hard-working people

We spotted four construction workers in the cold and rain on top of the new Zaza hotel, guiding concrete into forms the other afternoon. That's some serious stamina.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Rather well done!

We heard a stirring speech from Dan Rather at a charity event on a recent evening. It was well-received and many people were sobbing at the end of it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Salmon on lentils

Loved this perfectly cooked salmon dish at Le Politique the other day. We had lunch with a bunch of Ballet Austin friends.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Vintage car

I love seeing fine old cars like this one that are preserved so well.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Sunrise, sunset

Loved this pretty sunrise the other day. We have great views off of our balcony.

Saturday, March 10, 2018


This new sculpture in Pease Park is really a delightful addition to the beauty of that space. They will be allowed to be absorbed back into the ground.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Mussels up to the bar

This new restaurant we found -- Auguste and Marcel -- had four types of mussels. Linda got the classic garlicky ones.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Horns, not a dilemma

These ladies had purchased a pair of horns with a jeweled cow head and were posing with them on South Congress the other afternoon.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Texas burger

This burger at Perry's was really juicy and full-flavored. Not a place we go often. We enjoyed it. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

New bistro in the hood.

We dropped into this bistro on South Congress during the Super Bowl. Nice comfy little spot. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

This took a lot of work!

"Stickwork" is a sculpture made entirely from invasive species of vines found at Pease Park in central Austin. Patrick Dougherty is the artist who made it happen.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Carving art.

Sometimes it's fun to notice the excellent artwork that was done by hand on older local buildings.
Here you see angels over the doors to the First Methodist Church.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Fixing up

I love taking photos in museums. Here you see a man with an unorthodox outfit. He looks like part of the exhibition. 

Friday, March 2, 2018

Sound in the Space

Here you see Jeff Lofton doing a trumpet solo in the Blanton Museum. It was part of the Sound Space exhibition. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018


The Theme for today is "play." Here you see a man and his dog doing just that. The dog has just retrieved a tennis ball and his owner is waiting to get it back so he can sling it again. Click here to see what our compatriots around the world posted for this theme.