Saturday, September 22, 2012

The Junk King

Only in Austin... I have no idea where in Austin this place is, but I'd love to see it in person. It reminds me a little bit of being a kid on my grandfather's farm. He was a junk hoarder on a massive scale. After my grandfather died they towed 39 cars and trucks off of his property in various states of decomposition.

Vince Hannemann, A.K.A. the Junk King, has spent much of his life constructing the Cathedral of Junk in Austin, TX.
In 2010, the city of Austin requested a building permit and Vince was forced to tear down nearly half of his creation.
Despite this traumatic event and with the help of many supporters, Vince was still able to keep the Cathedral alive and continue its legacy.

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