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We visited friends in Memphis, TN and Austin, TX.



The Crystal Shrine Grotto in the Memorial Park Cemetery,
a man-made cave of crystals, with dioramas of the life of Christ.

The Pool of Hebron beside the grotto, in front of the Cave of Machpelah.

The Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated
and site of the National Civil Rights Museum (auto-plays music).

Upstairs in former brothel Ernestine & Hazel’s.



Mexic Arte, which had cool street art like this.

Detail: Tony Ortega’s “La Marcha de los Desvalidos.”

Detail: Maria Natividad’s “Menudo Breakfast of Champions.”

Detail: J. Salvador Lopez’s “Swift/Devotion.”

Detail: Santiago Forero’s “Vietnam” (self-portrait from his Action Heroes series).

View from The Oasis, a restaurant overlooking Lake Travis.
When the sun finishes setting, everybody claps.

The Oasis had a lot of gaudily awesome artwork.

So did the downtown.

The coolest thing we saw were the bats, but I couldn’t get any good pictures.
Here are some on flickr: one and two.



Also: here’s our new bunny, Harvey, running around my office.

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One Comment

  1. Mum wrote:

    Found these from your Tweet. Street art magnificent. Looks very Mexican; Tax- Mex I guess. Tony Ortega’s “La Marcha de los Desvalidos” is very impressive … a mural? Wow.
    Looks like you Guys had a great time. Hope today is better at work.
    Much love Mum

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink