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A Cathedral of Junk


Vince Hannaman  started this junk project in 1988 and it has since become a tourist attraction in Austin. You can even rent it out for parties. There are no wires, nails, or glue was used to build this cathedral. He “chinese-puzzled” it together.

It took Vince 21 years to build this cathedral and now the city of Austin wants him to take it down. Oddly enough, the Visitor’s Bureau of Austin has sent hundred of tourists to his place over the last several years. Check out his Facebook page and watch the video were a city employee tries to understand exactly what he’s doing.


Author: Curbside Connections

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2 thoughts on “A Cathedral of Junk

  1. Hi there, I loved this. It reminds me of The abode of Chaos , in Lyon France. Perhaps you should hook up for ideas etc with the guy that set his site up.

    Dont let em grind you down! feel free to email me back if you like.

    Shine On!

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