Saturday, December 19, 2015

Main Street of Texas

That is what they call Congress Avenue in Austin. From the State Capitol on the north to South Congress across the Colorado River, there are many different sights and opportunities. The skyline reveals numerous new skyscrapers. Mixed in are historic buildings that have been preserved and are still in use.





This is the Congress Avenue bridge across the Colorado.


This is the Austin skyline from the bridge.


This burger bar is so popular, office workers from nearby buildings join long lines to purchase their food--just so they can eat it standing up on the sidewalk.



When I researched the ten top tourist attractions in Austin, South Congress was at the top. We had to go there. One shop was Allen's Boots. Are they ever beautiful--and expensive. Those for women are often more colorful than the men's.








Other shops were more off-the-wall. One was called Uncommon Things and were they ever!





Tesoros had goods from all over the world, including these containers made from old tires.


One of the employees of a costume shop was as flamboyant as the costumes they rent.  Click the photo to enlarge and get a better look.


Other than the boot shop, we weren't impressed with South Congress Avenue. However, we did enjoy our long walk from one end of the street to the other and back again.

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