Monday, March 31, 2014

AUSTIN: SOUTH CONGRESS

One of the primary entertainment and shopping areas of Austin is along Congress Avenue south of the downtown, known locally as SoCo.  The other day we spent a few enjoyable hours just taking in the atmosphere.

The area includes a good deal of street art.  Here are a few examples.





I wasn't sure what was going on in the above photo, but I liked it anyway.

Signs for local establishments added to the atmosphere.


Austin prides itself in being "weird."





And there was the lemonade stand set back from the street.


And here is the closeup of the sign in front of the stand.


We stopped in one of the boot shops, where the selection was overwhelming.


There were probably 20 times this number in the store.  We didn't buy any.  Nor did we buy any of the western hats for sale in the shop.


We spent more time in another store with a more diverse selection of hats.




We couldn't resist trying some on.


No, I did not buy the boater.

John

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