Urban planning community

+ Reply to thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Austin, Texas: South 1st Street

  1. #1
    Cyburbia Administrator Dan's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 1996
    Location
    Upstate New York
    Posts
    14,565
    Blog entries
    3

    Austin, Texas: South 1st Street

    From http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Cultur...tin&id=1098085

    Some streets lead to wherever it is you want to go. Some lead to surprises both bad and good. Some streets are destinations in themselves, stretches of thoroughfare where the journey itself is all that matters.

    South First Street between Riverside and St. Elmo's is one of those streets, one of the last in Austin where , block after block, the old magic of the city that once attracted musicians, artists and other creative minds to move and settle down here, is still palpable, still crackling in the air.

    [snip]












































































































    Growth for growth's sake is the ideology of the cancer cell. -- Edward Abbey

  2. #2
    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where the weak are killed and eaten.
    Posts
    6,221
    Interesting photos. I dunno if there is a theme, but it seems like the ghetto was invaded by yuppies who like to eat stuff out of trailers.
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

  3. #3
    Cyburbian jsk1983's avatar
    Registered
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    2,078
    Interesting commercial strip for such a suburban looking area.

  4. #4
    Cyburbian
    Registered
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Anchorage, AK
    Posts
    291
    Austin looks a lot more like Houston than I expected. Thanks for the pics.

  5. #5
    Cyburbian jmello's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Clayobyrne, CB
    Posts
    2,581
    Much of this (except the trailers) reminds me of Durham and Charlotte, NC.

  6. #6
    moderator in moderation Suburb Repairman's avatar
    Registered
    Jun 2003
    Location
    at the neighboring pub
    Posts
    5,290
    The trailer park of restaurants concept seems to be something that is uniquely Austin--there's a group of them on S. Congress as well over near Electric Ladyland. I have yet to encounter anything else quite like it in my travels, other than the mobile "roach coaches" you see periodically.

    "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)

  7. #7
    Cyburbian DetroitPlanner's avatar
    Registered
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Where the weak are killed and eaten.
    Posts
    6,221
    The only place I've ever seen a trailer used for the retailing of prepared food has been at Zingerman's Roadhouse in Ann Arbor, MI and at carnivals. They use it as their drive-thru!

    More common are 'Ice Cream Truck" sort of things selling Pizza, Tacos, Gyros... Some of them even sell ice cream, but that seems to be being taken over by guys who sell ice cream using old vans with the side doors wide open!
    We hope for better things; it will arise from the ashes - Fr Gabriel Richard 1805

+ Reply to thread

More at Cyburbia

  1. Hello from Austin, Texas!
    Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 4
    Last post: 11 Apr 2010, 6:43 PM
  2. Hello, from Austin Texas!
    Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 7
    Last post: 03 Mar 2010, 8:26 PM
  3. Replies: 14
    Last post: 11 Sep 2009, 3:42 PM
  4. Replies: 5
    Last post: 23 Jun 2009, 11:40 AM
  5. New guy from Austin, Texas
    Introduce Yourself
    Replies: 21
    Last post: 23 Nov 2004, 7:33 PM