Monday, December 31, 2018

Art Seen

This display was in a window on West Sixth in a row of bars. Old TVs and such. With images of video games? A label said it was a work of  'Art Seen Alliance.' As the calendar turns over into a new year, it is appropriate that we look back at old technology.

Sunday, December 30, 2018


Wherever you go in the universe, there is pizza. Truth. Another mural behind Brick Oven on Red River.

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Burdened Mural

Not sure what this mural signifies. (It's behind the Brick Oven Restaurant on Red River.) But the whale and, if I'm honest, the punk, look burdened by modern life.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Great food and fun times!

That's us on the right. We had a great time eating at The Carpenters Hall, a local restaurant, the other night. Good pals and delicious food.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Chicken schnitzel

A friend ordered this dish at The Carpenter Hall restaurant the other night and gave me taste. It has black garlic chimichurri sauce on it. Wow-- so good.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Scooter on the sidewalk.

A person in a wheelchair would not be happy about this. These things can be a real nuisance.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas from Austin! (Stephen F. that is!)

I thought that this photo would be appropriate for today -- these portraits of our town's namesake have a holiday glow.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Lobby lights

Here is some of the decoration in our lobby at the condo tower.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Lotta lights!

The big tree at the SF Austin Hotel is full of lights this year. That took some work!

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Steer cheer here!

We liked this pretty holiday display on the mantel at the Stephen F. Austin Intercontinental.

Friday, December 21, 2018

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Sketchy Man

This artwork is on view in our City Hall where we went to vote in a local runoff election the other day.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Flappers welcome!

Our favorite jazz club -- Parker -- has a Twenties Night each Tuesday. The "Wasabi Big Band" plays amazing tunes from that era.

Friday, December 14, 2018

New Art From Old

The underpass for the railroad and Third Street on North Lamar has had a public artwork for quite some time. (It can be seen in the background of this picture.) The structures resembled traffic signs with signature blue and white tones, set at various angles. Recently, an artist friend of ours collaborated with another artist to temporarily intervene on that artwork. Read all about it here.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

There's No Place Like Rhone...

for the Holidays? At June's All Day on South Congress, an employee carefully posts the specials on Rhone Reds! The river and region map is a nice touch, too.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How About a Little Succulent?

FFP waits for me while I take a picture of the succulents outside Farm to Market grocery on South Congress. Might make a great gift for a friend.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Not Just Books

South Congress Books had this vignette on one of their shelves recently. It's not just books at this wonderful shop: there are art, collectibles, and artifacts. This is a great place to shop if you are in Austin.

Monday, December 10, 2018

You Could Have Had it!!

Among the decorations for sale last month at the Settlement Home Garage Sale was this Santa sax player. Several pals of ours could have used it!

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Tis the Season

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. And at Tesoros Trading on South Congress even the skeletons are in the spirit.

Saturday, December 8, 2018


Walking through Old West Austin, we encountered these three watchdogs. The two in front barked vociferously and the poodle was drawn up to full impressive height the whole time we walked by. The dog on the porch was so still and silent I thought at first it wasn't real.

Friday, December 7, 2018

More Fall Walking

Also in Old West Austin, FFP walks along by some yellow foliage.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Fall Colors

As you could see yesterday in FFP's picture of Elm Street, Austin got some fall colors this year. Here he is walking through Old West Austin on that walk near some bright red foliage. A lot of the trees in Austin are Live Oaks. They push off brown leaves and instantly replace them. Kind of a deciduous evergreen! But we do have some maples, elms and others that can produce pretty colors. However, to make a nice display it requires a good deal of rain right before fall and an early cold snap. We had both this year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

$600 is serious Cash

You can buy this signed first edition of Johnny Cash's biography if you have a spare $600 burning a hole in your pocket. Available at South Congress Books.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Breakfast at June's All Day

These buckwheat crepes with egg and bacon are one of Linda's favorite dishes at June's.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Old Freddie

It's been a while -- wanted to say hi to Freddie Kruger who is still hanging out on Elm.

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Hush those pups!

One of our favorite dishes-- corn and crab hush puppies at Fixe Southern House.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Joy! Theme day -- from us to you!

Here is our Theme Day shot -- and it is also our holiday card this year. We donate to the Paramount Theater, which is located on our town's main street, and one of the perks is that they put our names up in lights. We thought that we would just go ahead and make this photo our greeting card for this year. Have a good season, all of you! To see what how friends around the world who also post on City Daily Photo interpreted "joy," click here.