Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Austin Neon on Congress Avenue

As a vintage neon fan, I was in hog heaven on South Congress Avenue in Austin. I hadn’t realized that Austin was a mecca for neon, but today’s post sure does attest to that fact! Neon has been called a dying art form, so it sure was nice to see it alive and well and in abundance! Here are a few of the examples of what I saw as I strolled up and down Congress Avenue...before the rain began! BTW: since I am admittedly not a neon expert, if some of these signs are not made of neon, please forgive me!

This cup of java is in a hurry!

A nice play on words...let’s all just get along, shall we?

It’s a pizza joint...but the pizza looks more like a button to me.

I wonder what the designer of this had in mind when they were creating it?

Finally, how about this neon rainbow ceiling?

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Fifthrider said...

Could be worse. The Austin Motel could have been named the Morningwood Hotel.

Stefano said...

Oh, my goodness ... the juxtaposition of the Courtyard Bar and Austin Motel signs .... flacido y turbio, to keep it semi-clean.

And the border around the lower Austin sign: you really throw the dice staying at this hot sheets joint.

Daveland said...

You are guys are killin' a good way! Bryan - that is a great idea!

Stu29573 said...

I readily admit that the last time I was in Austin I spent much more time on 6th Street than Congress. Although the neon got brighter and brighter all evening long...