Category Archives: Austin, TX


eleanor by emmzies
eleanor, a photo by emmzies on Flickr.

you’re my butter half
austin, texas
february 2013

Austin Story

this shell station has been out of business for a long time now, which is odd given its prime location at the intersection of mlk and guadalupe. the cost of unleaded was $3.09 when it closed, and i continued to be occasionally fooled into brief excitement when i’d see such a low price on their marquee.

this morning i stopped at the 7-eleven catty-cornered to it and heard a powerful rumble. i looked over to find the awning crumpling like aluminum foil. twice a large piece was lifted then dropped in a different location, and the impact was thunderous.

when i was in the area again four hours later all was quiet. it was around 13:00, so maybe they were at lunch. it kinda looks like the building was damaged in the process.

this before and after amuses me since the change in perspective makes it a seem at first glance that the tower and dobie have been demolished as well. in the spirit of remaining low-tech with my instagram pictures, i just put these together in paint. (though really, paint can achieve quite a lot.)

6/26/12, 08:55 & 12:58

title: “changes,” tupac
(tom├ís only exposed me to this song within the past year after i played bruce hornsby’s version once. that’s just how lame and white i am.)

Austin Police

cops, originally uploaded by sapantherrr.

In action.


Feb110039, originally uploaded by JohnFilm.

Caption: “This is a close view from my favorite chair while I’m at work. It cracks my back in like the perfect place. This is the sign to the coffee shop I work the graveyard at.”

More Austin

Missing the D, originally uploaded by Kieran K..

One of several nice MLK images from this Austin 3.2009 set.

Night time

MLK Boulevard, Austin, at night, originally uploaded by rutlo.

News from Austin…

rabbits are back, originally uploaded by _cheryl.