As soon as one step’s off the plane, Austin’s charm is truly apparent. People who live here are anxious to share their favorites spots with those who have never been, or those returning to enjoy the eclectic Texas culture. You will see signs or hear the slogan “Keep Austin Weird”, which is not to say Austinites are not eerie, strange, creepy or freaky.
It took a day or two before realizing the implications of the terminology, and culitvated my interpretation. As you walk out of elevators everyone says to have a great day; the mix of cultures is a beautiful site, especially with Mexico as a neighbor, Uber drivers are a plethora of information when it comes to the best food and no one, I repeat no one is ugly or difficult in this town.
People are unbothered with what you are doing, it is such an unpretentious metropolis. No one is keeping up with the “joneses”, there is no need for enclaves or restricted communities. Everyone in Austin maintains a fabulous “uniqueness” for themselves and not society.
Stay tuned, as there is more to share on food and art galleries.
5 Replies to “The Austin Effect”
Beautiful photos and a great write-up. Thanks for the wonderful article. I grew up in Texas, but it’s been years since I was in Austin.
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Thank you so much for your kind words, and I have always enjoyed visiting Texas. People are most gracious; the BBQ is fabulous and the sites are spectacular!!!
Well thank you! Keep up the great posts.
I like your photos of Austin. I especially like the graceful pic of you. Very nice and I hope you had a wonderful time. Nice Post……….
Everything is big and fun in ‘The Lone Star State’! Enjoy!!