Pronounced "Guadaloop". From Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Drag):
The Daniel Johnston "Hi How Are You" frog is an Austin landmark. It was just vandalized with the duct tape cross. There were protests when parking signs were placed in front of the frog, blocking its clear view.The Drag is the name for a portion of Guadalupe Street that runs along the western edge of the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas.
The Drag began as a strip of shops which provided vital resources to UT students. Bookstores, restaurants, and clothing stores fulfilled student needs, the proximity to campus added to the popularity of the street.At the start of each semester The Drag fills with students purchasing text books and school supplies.
Past and present buildings on the Drag include the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, Raul's, and the University Baptist Church.
The Drag is considered an important part of Austin's civic life, but in recent years many Austinites avoided it because of congestion. The area had fallen into disrepair, and some felt the area had become undesirable because of the presence of panhandlers.
Usually The Drag is more crowded, but these photos were taken on a Saturday afternoon during Summer break, and the temperature was hovering over 100°F/38°C.