Your Essential Magnificence.

Your Essential Magnificence: Stick-Your-Head-Here Photo Op

Field review by the editors.

Austin, Texas

Picture your face atop a glittery mosaic multi-tentacled cosmic spider. Officially titled, "Your Essential Magnificence," it was created by James Edward Talbot, who spent 2,100 hours building a weird Austin folk-artsy version of the classic roadside stick-your-head-in-a-plywood-hole photo op. Using copious amounts of cement and colorful tile, Talbot made what he called, "a weird icon in the finest South Austin tradition." It was unveiled September 10, 2011.

Your Essential Magnificence: Stick-Your-Head-Here Photo Op

Address:
2204 S. Congress Ave., Austin, TX
Directions:
Stands in the median between W. Live Oak St. and Bartlett St. where they intersect the west side of S. Congress Ave.
Admission:
Free
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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