Ladies and gentlemen,
The favorite saying I’ve always seen plastered around Texas’ hippest city is “Keep Austin Weird,” and as far as Texas goes, I think they’ve got it pretty nailed down. It’s a pretty progressive city full of young people, lots of music, good food, parks and bike trails, and I hear they even recycle… and then there’s the Cathedral of Junk.
Started by Vince Hannemann in his own backyard in 1988, the Cathedral boasts 60+ tons of carefully arranged and compiled trash of all sorts. It’s been sustained by the donations from admirers around the world, and is one of the coolest little grassroots, major scale art projects I’ve seen. Below are some pics from our last visit to this testament to a man’s dedication to a vision!