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Cathedral of Junk

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Cathedral of Junk

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Once a bible school teacher, now a full time maker Vince Hanneman is the owner and creator of the Cathedral of Junk in Austin Texas (in the lo-co area, also called lower congress). Tons of “junk” are donated to this 3 story pile of worship, he estimates there are over 700 bicycles part of the wire tied structure. The city of Austin officials have visited on many occasions, the backyard junk tower meets whatever requirements the town has had, and the officials bring their kids back later to check it out. Vince’s Mother called it the “Cathedral of Junk” and the name stuck – it’s available for birthdays and weddings, but Vince thinks it might be better to just visit the site instead of getting married :)

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More photos here – Cathedral of Junk (set 1 & set 2).

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4 thoughts on “Cathedral of Junk

  1. Wendren says:

    I love how you have taken the tern ‘junk’ and redefined it. I think what you have done is absolutely amazing. I hope I can visit it one day. Keep it up – it is very inspiring to see such fresh and creative interpretations of recycling.

  2. Lunamoth42 says:

    It’s actually pretty neat inside. It’s too bad photos of the innards probably wouldn’t come out very well. It’s definitely worth visiting once.

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