Today in Austin there was a festival to celebrate Elizabet Ney – “Ney Day”. There were artists, live music, fruit slushes, and tours of the Elizabet Ney Museum. The 100 degree heat made it tough for a festival, but everyone still had fun.
I drove down to Castle Hill in Austin after work to wander around a bit and to get some photos. This structure was once the Texas Military Institute until it closed in 1880. Now it is home to a Real Estate firm, and still looking good. The views from on top of the hill are outstanding!
Who builds a tiny castle in the middle of Hyde Park in Austin? Elizabet Ney moved here from Germany and built her studio in 1892. It is now the Elizabet Ney Museum and is a good place to visit if you like History, Sculpture, or Architecture.