Austin’s 19th, 20th, and 21st century architecture offers stunning contrasts in time. The most impressive commercial structure in town, the 515-foot tall Frost Bank Tower, dominates Austin’s skyline. In this image, I contrast its sleek silvery blue glass façade to a vintage advertisement, featuring a stolid cowboy, painted on the side of an old brick structure standing just a few blocks away. In doing so, I incongruously compare Austin’s iconic rustic western image to a symbol of its present day economic muscle. I also try to offer a glimpse into its future – I imply here that Austin can benefit from finding ways to preserve such relics of its vintage western charm, while at the same time continuing to flourish as an economic entity. I photograph both buildings from their corners to give them a sense of spatial dimension. I tilt the camera to create diagonal rhythms within my tight frame that incongruously fuses both structures together. In doing so, I try to express a sense of time, as well as sense of place. Instead of tearing down its past, Austin incorporates it into its present and future.