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    Cyburbian Cardinal's avatar
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    Austin, Texas (long)

    Here are a few pictures from my trip to Austin during the APA conference.

    Arrrr... What, no Rumpy?



    A few downtown shots.







    Perhaps the best thing about Austin is the Town Lake and the path that hugs its shore.







    Barton Springs is located a short canoe trip up the river.







    One last shot looking toward the capitol.

    Anyone want to adopt a dog?

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    lol, looks a lot like Lansing, Madison and Columbus... hmm what do those cities have in common?
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    Nice pictures, I especially like the last one.

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    Very nice pictures. You did a good job of capturing the pleasant side of downtown Austin, but you should have included shots of the surface parking lots, street-level concrete walls, and pedestrian-free, treeless expanses of pavement that account for the vast majority of our downtown. We are headed in the right direction, but it will take a lot of effort to fix what has been broken here.

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    Quote Originally posted by steveatx
    Very nice pictures. You did a good job of capturing the pleasant side of downtown Austin, but you should have included shots of the surface parking lots, street-level concrete walls, and pedestrian-free, treeless expanses of pavement that account for the vast majority of our downtown. We are headed in the right direction, but it will take a lot of effort to fix what has been broken here.
    True, but we are well on the way. There are three proposed downtown towers that will be taller than the Frost Bank building. Two of them are 700 footers
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    'Burb Fixer Fact-of-the-day:

    He proposed to Mrs. 'Burb Fixer at this spot:

    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    What can I say, I'm a bit of a SRV fan!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

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    'Burb Fixer Fact-of-the-day:

    He proposed to Mrs. 'Burb Fixer at this spot:

    Quote Originally posted by Cardinal
    What can I say, I'm a bit of a SRV fan!

    "Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."

    - Herman Göring at the Nuremburg trials (thoughts on democracy)

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    I love heading to Barton Springs pool because the water stays naturally cool even in the blistering summers.

    Canoeing in Lake Austin is a relaxing way to get some exercise.

    And of course, the tall Frost Bank tower is one of downtown Austin's big landmarks. Great photos of some Austin landmarks.

    -Clint

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