We live on the very western edge of Austin, and our kids have after-school and summer-camp activities all over, including east Austin. So if they are there for a few hours, whichever one of us (T or I) takes them, often tries to hang out in the area and work until it’s pick-up time.
One of our favorite hangouts is the Progress Cafe, on 5th street, just east of highway 290. They have reliable wireless internet, a bathroom with a real door, fair trade coffee, pastries and really good bagels and lox.
One day I was procrastinating there, so I downloaded Instagram, and started experimenting. You can find the pictures I took of graffiti on the empty lot next door here. And then I began taking pictures inside. None of them are all that interesting by themselves, but I like them as a little series. Enjoy. And go check them out if you live in Austin.