Despite its pretentious name, The Domain shopping center in north Austin is a pleasant place to window shop on a nice day, partly because of the fun, plant-oriented street art visible amid garden beds, built into sidewalks and handrails, and even gracing shop windows. Yesterday I stopped to admire this blue mosaic prickly pear.
Pieces of blue slag glass accent the blue glass tiles.
It’s an artistic representation of Opuntia — rather coral-like, wouldn’t you say?
Along the sidewalk, agave art
And in the shop windows — are those paper phormiums, agapanthus, and ferns?
The paper plants drew my attention more than the clothes.
At the new Lone Star Court, a retro “motel” with a hip vibe that looks like it’s trying to compete with Hotel San Jose on the other side of town, I stopped to admire this steel-edged planter and sign. The landscaping needs a bit of work to achieve the lush southwestern style of Hotel San Jose, however.
Cool signage though
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