Austinites drenched 6th Street with water guns and balloons in a surprise ‘Splash Mob Flash Mob’ Saturday. People of all ages waged a ruthless water war after launching the surprise but well-coordinated event. When water ran low, mobbers went into bars to gather more, and everyone went home a little cooler.
Collin Baker tosses a rope swing up to the next participant as a dog watches swimmers off Red Bud Isle on Town Lake. With temperatures routinely in the 100s, Austinites look to swimming holes as a cheap or free way to cool off.
Collin Baker scales a hand-made wooden ladder nailed to a tree near Red Bud Isle Sunday afternoon. Red Bud Isle is a popular dog park on Lake Austin where dog owners and swimmers routinely take a break from the Texas heat.
Two men affix inflatable Christmas decorations to the top of the Millenium Youth Entertainment Complex. The Millenium Center is located in East Austin on Rosewood Street and provides area kids with a place for recreation such as bowling, roller skating and movies. (December 4, 2008)
On Wednesday, the first day of Ramadan, Abdul Rashid Asadullah (left) meditates and recites his Salah, or ritual prayer, in the Islamic Center of Greater Austin while kneeling in the direction of Mecca. During the month of Ramadan, Muslims fast from dawn to sunset to grow closer to Allah through prayer and worship. (September 13, 2007)
Students scuba dive at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center during their basic scuba diving class. By the end of the course, students can become NAUI certified after an open water dive at Lake Travis. (April 15, 2008)
RTF Senior Fatima Carbajal tests an art installation in the stairwell of the William Randolph Hurst Building. The final project for the RTF Video Installation course is designed transform the image of the Communications Buildings by covering them in projected light. (May 7, 2009)
Silly Sparkles the Clown paints children’s faces at the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Day Art Park. The event is one in a series that runs from June into July, where children can listen to ASO members perform, as well as engage in arts and crafts activities.