Monday Walk: Architecture Walk, Austin Pt 4

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The theme of the city is”Austin Pride”.

The pink-granite the capital building is the centerpiece of downtown:

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New high-rise condo towers are emerging.

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No traffic on a Sunday early morning 🙂

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Many old buildings are well-preserved:

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The historic Paramount Theatre hosts movie premieres, plays, live music, ballets and stand-up comedy:

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The only complaint you hear is the traffic, it’s really, really bad…, and you have to fight to get a parking space. Though everyone knows light rail is the solution, there is only one newly built city light rail line.

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Live music, and music in many other forms, is everywhere in Austin. There are more than 250 live music venues that feature everything from rock and blues to country and jazz every night of the week.

This group was performing outside of the Whole Food store, they were surprisingly good!

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And, these two buildings, I posted earily, are also situated at DT:

Submitting to Jo’s Monday Walk. Jo is taking us to Odemira for a beautiful walk. Take a walk with Jo and visit 13 other walk entries.

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Have a great week!

42 thoughts on “Monday Walk: Architecture Walk, Austin Pt 4

  1. Superb architecture walk,dear Amy!You have imposingly captured stunning constructions and high-rise buildings with dazzling upward perspective!Modern and neo-classical architectural style nicely mingling in the centre of a bursting with life city!Striking the historic Paramount Theatre,a real gem in the city reviving Moorish style.The street entertainers pleasantly ended the tour.You should have asked permission to video them ❤ 🙂 xxx

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    • I sure will ask permission for video the music performance. 🙂 The city is fun and has good energy, part it could be the 50K students of the University of TX. Thank you for your company on Monday Walk, as always. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Thank you so much, Amy! I love it when there’s music on the streets 🙂 And parking is everyone’s problem, isn’t it? Even our little towns suffer from it. 😦
    Which style of architecture do you prefer- the ultra modern or an older style? They all have their merits, don’t they? Thanks for linking up again.

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    • Parking is a headache. 😦 I like the large windows, and spacious designs of the new architecture. The older style has its own charm. I agree, they all have their merits. 🙂 Thank you for the wonderful theme!

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  3. Thank you, Amy, for this wonderful tour! I’ve only been to the Dallas/FW area so it was nice to see the beautiful architecture of Austin…I could almost hear the music streaming out from these places.

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  4. Excellent photos! I haven’t been to Austin in a while but will be driving through in a couple of weeks. The architecture there is great and filled with history. Traffic is the biggest complaint about Austin and many take the toll to avoid going through the middle but we will be going through the city. I am glad to know about the light rail. Thanks for the stunning walk!

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    • Thank you, CC! If you stay at one of the hotels in DT, they offer valet parking. You don’t need to drive at all. The Lady Bird Lake is a walking distance from DT.

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  5. Lovely cityscape photos, Amy. Old buildings beside the new. How charming. Very nice to see those performers showing off what they love doing on the streets. I’m sure they got a round of applause and were delighted to be photographed 🙂

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    • The lobby is beautiful, but I didn’t get a good photo (too many lights); it has a nice bar and a restaurant. Jo’s MW takes us places we don’t always see. 🙂 Thank you for your company, Gilly!

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