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THIS WEEK'S FOCUS: AUSTIN'S CHANGING SKYLINE
As any longtime Austinite is well aware, Austin's skyline is ever-changing. This week, I've decided to
show my visitors some photographs, which I've taken over the past four years, of our rapidly evolving city.
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DOWNTOWN, 2005
As a result of some recent construction, this is a view of downtown
that no longer exists. I took this photograph on February 28th, 2005.

(Keep scrolling for many more images of Austin)
2008 Jon Eric Narum





FORMER TOP OF THE TOWN
This is the top of the Frost Bank Tower, which until very recently was the tallest
building in Austin. When the building was nearing completion, I'd thought the logo
might be a clock -- but no such luck! This photograph was taken on Feb. 5th, 2006.

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2008 Jon Eric Narum





TWO MOODS OF AUSTIN
Curiously, the two photographs above were taken four days apart. The top "Burnt Orange"skyline
was photographed on May 25th, 2006, and the bottom "Silver and Gold" skyline was shot on May 29th.

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2008 Jon Eric Narum









FRACTURED REFLECTIONS
I noticed these curious, circular reflections of the Four Seasons Hotel while
Annabel and I were riding our bikes downtown on December 16th, 2006.

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2008 Jon Eric Narum









DEVOLUTION
On October 2nd, 2005, I took this photograph of the old Palmer Audtorium in the process of
deconstruction, on its way to being reborn as the new Long Center for the Performing Arts.

(Keep them doggies scrollin')
2008 Jon Eric Narum









TRAIL CLOSED
As a consequence of all of the construction going on in the downtown area, riding
one's bicycle downtown is quite an adventure. This photo shows a popular hike and
bike trail that the city has attempted to close for a couple of months now, removing
yet another of my favorite routes into downtown. This photo was taken just last week.

(Keep scrolling for even more exciting city scenes)
2008 Jon Eric Narum










CUBISTIC AUSTIN
This composition comes from zooming in on a portion of what is presently Austin's
tallest building: The Austin 360 Condominium Tower. This is the same building pictured
in the background of the previous photograph. This photo was taken on January 31, 2008

(You ain't seen nothin' yet, keep scrollin'!)
2008 Jon Eric Narum








AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL, 2004
The downtown Austin skyline creates a delightful backdrop for our
annual sweatfest. This photograph was taken on September 19th, 2004

(The hits keep coming, if you keep scrolling)
2008 Jon Eric Narum








ART PROJECT?
Although this building has all the earmarks of a Christo artwork,
in reality, it is simply another of the incredibly numerous buildings that
are being constructed near downtown. I took this photo on October 2nd, 2005.

(I think you're gonna like this next one...)
2008 Jon Eric Narum









SPILLING ITS DUCTS OUT
This new building is on The University of Texas campus, adjacent to the new
Blanton Art Museum. At this point, it provided pretty good artistic competition
for the artworks found inside the Blanton. I shot this on October the 12th, 2007.

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2008 Jon Eric Narum









OFF THE WALL
More fun with reflections in the downtown area. This photo
was taken on December the 16th, 2006. You will find these
two buildings standing side-by-side in the photo below.

(Almost done ... two to go)
2008 Jon Eric Narum








END RESULT: OVERCROWDING
As much as I love this city, it appears to be getting a little too big for its britches.
This photograph was taken shortly before leaving the 2007 Flugtag event on Auditorium
Shores -- the event was just toooo crowded! I took this photograph on August the 25th, 2007.

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2008 Jon Eric Narum









GOOD NIGHT, AUSTIN
To close, I will present you with this night photo of the Austin skyline,
as seen from the Pfluger Bridge. This picture was taken on Feb. 14th, 2006.

(And that is all of 'em!)
2008 Jon Eric Narum