Austin: Frost Bank in Mist
Once again: the Frost Bank building, Austin, night. My fascination with this dominating structure continues late this night. All the heavy lifting of SXSW more or less finishes for this year at 2:00 a.m. with the crashing crescendoes of the last band showcases. Happy, weary, and footsore, I adjourn, as one does, to an after-hours spot for a last tip-of-the-hat drink. It's not necessary, strictly speaking, but what is? On the way back to the hotel, in gathering mist, the Frost Bank gleams over downtown.
Like all my other incidental shots of Austin this trip, this one is hand-held, since the tripod stayed home.
Check my X Marks set for more shots of Austin and South by Southwest 2006.
Replaced in March of 2008 with a noise-filtered version.
Spotted as high as #139 in Interestingness. A version of this picture, recast in green, appears with permission on the web site for the syndicated radio program Earth & Sky, a terrific show which I listen to on my local NPR affiliate, WNYC.