Austin Graffiti Park

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It’s been a crazy few days in Austin, but I have to say I’ve really enjoyed it. One the highlights of the trip was the graffiti park. It’s free (which is great!) but you can also see some really great street art…

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Seriously, where else would you see a giant snail-snake-deer Valentines day painting.

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…and some really nice inspirational messages…

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Love.

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There was even some Doctor Who!!

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It’s within walking distance of the downtown area, on Baylor Street near Lamar and 10th St. W. It’s definitely worth the visit.

Pulse: The Beat of Song and Dance

I got a text message at 7AM yesterday asking if I wanted to go see some performance at the Asolo Theatre called “Pulse: The Beat of Song and Dance.” I had definitely never heard of it before, but I thought, “Sure! Why not?!” I’m so glad that I chose to go! First, the tickets were free. Second, they ended up being box seats with a great view. Thirdly, it was opening night and the world premier!

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Beyond that though, the performances were some of the best I had ever seen! The whole show was packed with talent, humor and energy from start to finish. Here are a few of the number that I was able to record…

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The show will be at the Asolo until June 16 and I HIGHLY recommend that you go see it! I have never seen another show like it, and my video samples do not do it justice!

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Swiss wood stacking… It’s an art…

I have been to Switzerland twice and of all of the places I have visited, I can easily say Switzerland is the most beautiful. It’s hard to compare different places, because each one has a different kind of beauty, but when I think back about my time there the first thing that comes to mind is how I spent every waking moment in this haze of wonder at my surroundings. Everything is so lush, green and alive! It’s really indescribable. Even the way they stack wood is a form of art.

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I promise I have more to say about this exquisite country, but as I was scrolling through my pictures thinking of different things to post, I realized how many pictures I had of wood stacks and that even they had that pristine “Swissness” about them. I figured that was as good a place to start as any. A few posts with more substance will follow, I’m sure. 🙂