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hello, austin (part two)

April 7, 2009
















good morning – i told you i had a lot of photos to share! thanks for all of your nice comments about the austin photos yesterday … i really fell in love with the city over the course of my short trip. i am already eager to go back.

one of my favorite things about austin was the signs everywhere – signs for restaurants, clubs, bars, car shops, etc. the pics above are only a sample of what i saw. they have a real vintage feel, which i liked. really, the predominant aesthetic of austin (hyde park and south congress, in particular) had an alt-country, midcentury feeling to me. it made me want to listen to neko case and hank williams and drink lone star beer.

i couldn’t seem to get enough of it … which means that i will be back here tomorrow with some final austin photos! have a great day.

  1. April 7, 2009 7:42 am

    Totally gorgeous. Your photos are amazing. I now have a new travel obsession. Move over, Charleston! I need to go to Austin.

  2. marthasnail permalink
    April 7, 2009 7:42 am

    i loved the signs too. this is such a great collection of images. tom drank many a lone star beer if i remember correctly. don’t they have rebus caps?

  3. April 7, 2009 8:33 am

    Love the fork in the heart. How great.

  4. April 7, 2009 8:36 am

    all these austin pictures are great, now i totally want to go.

  5. April 7, 2009 8:40 am

    you are making me miss austin. eight years ago i was traveling there quite regularly for work, but not quite enjoying it the way i really should have. i should go back soon.

  6. April 7, 2009 9:39 am

    i am beyond excited to leave for austin in a few weeks now having looked at your snaps. Thanks for all the great suggestions. Our fried works at a local farm, so I am hoping for a field trip, though our stay will be quite a busy one.

  7. April 7, 2009 10:37 am

    Such great images, thanks for sharing!
    I long for places like Austin, they remind me of home.
    Hank Williams sounds great right about now-and sunshine, too.
    Happy Tuesday.

  8. April 7, 2009 11:28 am

    Gorgeous photos! So vivid and lovely. Thanks for sharing them.

  9. misschacha permalink
    April 7, 2009 11:34 am

    so lovely! i was just telling melonhead that i can’t remember having a nicer weekend. returned home to drifts of snow. that picture of Big P is sheer wonderfulness, as is the rest of the collection.

  10. Alexa permalink
    April 7, 2009 12:03 pm

    oooh, adding Austin to my ‘to visit’ list. It looks so warm and friendly (I’m looking out the window at falling snow right now)

  11. April 7, 2009 3:56 pm

    Was that your ole red Jeep parked behind the pickup truck? Really enjoying your travels.

  12. April 7, 2009 5:46 pm

    all of the amazing signage was one of the things i loved the most the first time i visited too. does that house belong to one of your friends? it is so cute.

  13. April 7, 2009 8:17 pm

    I love the old glasses with places on them. They remind me of my grandma. Good southern memories.

  14. April 8, 2009 1:05 am

    i love neko case! (and your photo of the antique shop)

  15. April 8, 2009 12:43 pm

    I love your collection of photos here! The antique stores look heavenly, and I LOVE that picture of the “no diving” sign and the water. It looks so inviting!

  16. tracy110 permalink
    April 11, 2009 2:24 am

    Really love your Austin pics. Am sitting drinking my morning coffee in South East London (UK), it’s raining outside and I have to go for a run… BUT your photos really inspired me :-) I’m going to put Austin on my wish list of places to go. Thanks!

  17. April 14, 2009 6:49 pm

    wow. I always had heard that Austin was a great place to visit. These photos are enough to convince me to go. How lovely and quirky and delicious!

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