A small cool front blew into town today and the resulting sky made for some nice photography subjects. The reflections in the downtown buildings were just amazing to behold.
It is that time of year again. Motorcycles are everywhere in Austin for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally. My favorite event is the motorcycle parade that travels from the Rally site in North Austin to Congress Avenue Downtown. It is pretty special to cheer for the bikers as they arrive on Congress. This year I chose a spot in front of the Capitol Building to view the festivities.
Pretty good advice from the graffiti artist / Pac-Man fan. “Never Give Up”. Also, try this Google Doodle if you like Pac-Man.
Just when you thought SXSW had served up all of its insanity, along comes a performance company from Ireland. Macnas describes themselves as a team that is “bringing stunning large-scale images and brilliant chaos to the streets of the world.” They paraded down Sixth Street for SXSW and pretty much set the place on fire. These photos will give you an idea of their brand of chaos, but please go and see them in person if you ever have the opportunity.
The SXSW Interactive Festival never ceases to amaze me. Have an empty parking lot downtown? OK, we will install a Ferris Wheel for fun. Or maybe an upside down church building. Presidential traffic jams got you down? Try to out grumpy old Grumpy Cat who is coming to town. We also have R2-D2 and parties galore to boost your spirits. This Festival is awesome, and it’s only the first day so far.
Hello citizens of Austin. If you have lost your cuddly lion toy, it can now be found on the South side of Town Lake just before you step onto the new Boardwalk Trail, as some kind soul has placed it on a wall for safe keeping. As a secondary alert, the rains are over for now and sunny weather is predicted for the trail for today and tomorrow.
I took a photo walk through downtown Austin today. In search of the best shot of the Frost Bank Tower.
My afternoon plans were to attend the “Quesoff” at the Mohawk in downtown Austin. These plans were squashed when I showed up about thirty minutes early and the line went down the block and wrapped up the hill from there with no end in sight. Apparently, queso contests are extremely popular on beautiful sunny days in Austin. So, instead, I checked into Pelon’s for some brunch. This place is nice with a gorgeuos deck and groovy air-conditioned interior. The food needs a little work, but the location is perfect and the staff was great. See you next year, queso judging party!