Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Paramount projector

This pre-digital projector was salvaged and saved at the Paramount Theatre. It used those big old film reels that you see on the floor here. You wonder how many films were shown on this thing.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Ticket prices from long ago

The Paramount found this poster touting ticket books that made great presents.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Some kids loved this candy, long ago

These candy boxes were collected during a cleanup at the Paramount.
It has been around for a long time. 

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Trash tells the tale

Here you see some artifacts from the Paramount that have been collected over the years.

Saturday, October 27, 2018

On stage at the Paramount

This historic curtain made quite a backdrop for our friend Jim Ritts the other night at the Paramount. He is the executive director of the theater.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Balcony serenade

We attended an event at the historic Paramount Theatre the other night to celebrate their anniversary. Here you see a trio that was serenading the crowd.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

She was quite a lady

This plaque tells the story of Roberta Crenshaw, who was the pioneer of the trail system in Austin.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Halloween is in sight. Make yourself comfy.

One of our obligatory Halloween photos -- this one from a West Austin church's front yard. Come on in and sit down, y'all!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Paraben-Free? Well, good!

Gosh knows, I don't want some unknown substance on my wipes! Saw this sign at Whole Foods.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Booked at BookPeople

Our big local indy bookstore always has great book readings in store (and in their store).

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Cactus making an artistic point

Colorful cactus plants are an offshoot of being by the graffiti park.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

A last long look

Our graffiti park with the castle in the background is on its last legs. The property has been sold and it will be used for building some more housing.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Quite a lineup

Formula 1 starts today. Here's the entertainment for your listening and viewing pleasure.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Tortilla Soup

One of the best versions of this soup anywhere can be found at Fonda San Miguel, a premier local restaurant. Just spicy enough and so good on a rainy day.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Escargot before the entree

We love living around the corner from this nice French restaurant. These are just garlicky enough. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Come on in!

Here is the sign over the countered at one of Austin's newest cafes. It is called Joann's, and it is where our beloved Snack Bar used to be on South Congress, in the Austin Motel.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dramatic look

I took this shot as we walked home from the library the other night. What a view, and it is a few blocks from where we live. It's still hard for this Austin boy to believe that we live downtown.

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Serious Discussion

We attended a book reading and discussion at the new Central Library, which is about a four block walk from our place, the other night. Nationally known columnist and pundit Matthew Dowd, left, interviewed Ben Fountain, the author of "Beautiful Country, Burn Again."

Friday, October 12, 2018

What else is there to say?

The shops on Second Street hope that you'll subscribe to this philosophy.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Gunhild Carling

We enjoyed a great show by this Swedish musician, singer, and dancer. She plays all manner of instruments -- even three trumpets at once!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

New guardrail

A man jogging along here was killed by a car that jumped the curb. They have finally put up a permanent guardrail.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

All just and Proper

This is the new Proper Hotel going up at a rapid clip near our home. What a town we have.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Mark Twain cruise

This cruise down Lady Bird Lake featured a performance from folks on a raft! There is old Mark Twain on the vessel in his white suit.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Pimento Cheese -- heavenly

Our favorite downtown restaurant, Fixe, has a new dish on the menu -- pimento cheese with brioche.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Doggy day care

This professional dog walker had her hands full with one big guy and two little ones.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

SXSW -- big building going up

For what started as a small music festival, SXSW has become quite a deal. Now it has its own big building going up in downtown Austin.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Other tater tots

Now here are some other tater tots at one of our favorite burger joints,
Dirty Martin's Kum-Bak. They do have truffle oil on them!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Tater Tots

Fancy Tater Tots with Gruyere Cheese and black truffles. We had this tasty dish at a new place in the Fairmont Hotel's restaurant called the Garrison.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Change in status

The entire time I was growing up in Austin until his death in 2011, Cactus Pryor was a part of my life -- he was Austin's legendary broadcaster and the resident comedian of the LBJ administration. He's gone now, but his spirit lives on in "The Cactus Patch" that was established on the hike and bike trail that winds around Lady Bird Lake. This change from life to death and living in memory for this famous man is our entry for the City Daily Photo Theme Day. See other ideas from around the world here.