Tiniest Bar Seems Even Tinier Now.

Tiniest Bar In Texas is located on 5th and Bowie, right down by the Whole Foods “mother ship” in Austin TX.

It’s basically a long outdoor patio w a small little cottage attached to it. You will pass it and not even think about it as it lays right by the street, overlooking a gravel parking lot which will probably soon also be the location for something being built.

Tiniest bar seems even tinier now. It is being swallowed and overshadowed by a huge parking garage and although it doesn’t look like that parking garage will be a sight for sore eyes, that balance between the concrete monster and that little red cottage sure is pretty and exciting. The river flows right by it. The paved river, that is, and the ships are cars and trucks and buses and motorcycles and bikes and the occasional flip flop paddling by and maybe I’ll just pop in one of these days to grab a frozen Margarita and watch the river flow…

I enjoyed making this image with all it’s intricate directions, angles and shadows. Dark and light, soft and hard…

Tiniest Bar

Color pencil on paper

Size: ca 25″X 21″



About David Fridlund

Born in Sweden 1974. Moved to Austin TX in 2009 w my wife.
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6 Responses to Tiniest Bar Seems Even Tinier Now.

  1. Sara says:

    ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Hey! Seems like you and I are seeing the same things around town…? It’s fascinating and pretty sad at the same time.

      • I like what you’re painting David, echoes what I’ve been photographing . . . I think you discovered my blog? If not, let’s compare notes! My blog on What’s Vanishing Next is at http://VanishingAustin.me — the full website is http://VanishingAustin.com and looking forward to hearing more from you!

      • Jann – right back at ya! Austin as I got to know it seems to be changing fast, too fast – it’s almost as if the leaders of this town are ashamed of what made Austin such a wonderful place to live in in the first place. I came here the first time in 2007 and moved here permanently from Sweden in 09 and already it seems like a big chunk of the originality of the town is being cut. It’s hard to imagine why as I do believe a city can grow and still be “weird”.
        Thanks for your kind words, I will keep my eyes on your stuff as well!


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