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83. Cathedral of Junk

March 24, 2010

I just got word that the Cathedral of Junk has 5 days to come up to “city code” of they will be bulldozed (of course not before getting their “demolition permit”). I would have liked to save this for a day with better weather  but with time not on its side I figured the sooner, the better!

I will I typically like to blog on things that I have actually experienced myself but this has been on my list of things to try out as I have heard that this is as weird and as Austin as it gets her in Central Texas. Austinites and out of town tourists delight in this very unique stop in South Austin.

The Cathedral of Junk was started in 1988 as a few hubcaps on a fencepost has turned into a graveyard for lawnmower wheels, car bumpers, cables, bicycle pars, beer signs, basically an entire collection of junk turned into urban art if you will.

Apparently, aside from being a local icon it is also a Wedding Venue as a wedding is planned for this Saturday.

It is FREE to stop by and check out, donations are accepted. Make a stop by here while you still can as I hear it is well worth the visit and will surpass whatever expectations you may have, this is the ultimate form of recycling – bringing trash to treasure.

Location:
4422 Lareina Dr.
Austin, Texas 78798

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/7816

Watch video here for more information on it being shut down by the city: http://weareaustin.com/content/fulltext/?cid=55672

Photo By: Michael Chu http://www.orthogonalthought.com/blog/index.php/2009/07/what-i-ate-july-19-2009-whataburger-at-the-cathedral-of-junk/

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