A blog that I visit a lot is A Flamingo in Utrecht, which has wonderful photos of Utrecht, the Netherlands: streetscapes, vistas, and photos of everyday life. It inspired me to post regular photos of Austin. It doesn’t have much to do with being a Dutch immigrant here, but oh well. I love Austin and all its quirkiness, so let’s just say it’s a counterweight to all my griping.
The first thing you’ve got to know about Austin is how important live music is here. So the first thing you see when you come off a plane at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport is a series of guitar art. This one is ab0ut Janis Joplin, who got her start in Austin when she was attending the University of Texas. If I’m not mistaken her first real gig was at Threadgill’s, which is still going strong.