A tag line used in Austin Texas is, ‘Keep Austin Weird.” So when I read this week’s challenge from The Daily Post (Unusual) I immediately thought of some photos I took recently when I visited the south side of Austin.
Apparently someone with a unique eye has stapled stuffed animals, puzzle pieces and photos of people on telephone poles up and down a main street. And even more unusual…no one seems to mind. Its just more proof that Austin is proud of its weirdness.
The letters C or D…this is what Cee wants pictures of this week.
C = Cowboy
Awhile back we were visiting family in Snyder Texas. I found this cool piece of metal art at the local college. It actually represents their mascot – The Westerners. However, I’ve chosen to call him a cowboy…for this challenge!
If you enjoy black and white photography I would encourage you to visit Cee’s page.
Pilgrim monument – Provincetown MA
Pearl Brewery – San Antonio TX
John F Kennedy Museum and Library – Boston MA
Water Feature – Tarrant County College – Fort Worth TX
The 52 Weeks Photo Challenge, hosted by The Girl That Dreams Awake, is on its 9th week. This week the theme is “patterns.”
Come join the fun!
In April 2000 a tornado hit downtown Fort Worth and the near west side of downtown.
These four metal beams were once supports for a billboard. But Mother Nature bent them useless.
Instead of tearing them down, it was decided to include them in the design of a new post office.
I really like the connection of the bent steel and the mail carrier motto….”Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay thecourier from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.”
Yesterday I posted photos of the court house in Waxahachie Texas. Tonight I am posting photos of the architectural details of the building. I found these faces quite remarkable.
The terra cotta faces were created at Theodore Beilharz’s stone yard in Dallas Texas. The master stone carver was Harry Herley. The Ellis county Court House located in Waxahachie Texas was built in 1895.
All the other parents were putting their kids in the tub and taking pictures….so I thought Sugar should get a turn!
St. Joseph, Michigan
Last night I posted several photos of Jorge Marin’s art work. Earlier today Helen C mentioned she liked one of the photos. It happened to be my favorite statue, so I decided to post a few more of the same statue.
To me there is something comforting about this piece. He seems to be protecting or rescuing the woman in his arms.