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Polaroid of the week: Sunset over Austin, Texas

Polaroid of the week: Sunset over Austin, Texas

Last Updated on July 9, 2016

polaroid of the week usa texas austin sunsetI have to apologize if I’m getting on your nerves with my constant ravings about Austin – I’ve already sang the city’s praises here and here – and if that’s not enough, here are 33 things I love about Austin. I can’t stop gushing about Texas’ quirky capital. I arrived in New York last week and have been enthusiastically talking about how great Austin is ever since my plane touched down here, almost forgetting that I’m in my favorite city in the world.

But my last week in Austin was a great one, and I finally got the local introduction to the city that I had hoped for: from someone who had lived in Austin for many years and knew the city inside out. Together, we hit up some of East Austin’s coolest bars (including the fabulous Weather Up bar, which I learned had a branch in Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, just around the corner from where I lived two years ago – not sure how I had missed that place back then!), I was introduced to the magic of pinball arcades (I need to bring them to NYC – so much fun!), finally watched a movie at the Alamo Drafthouse while enjoying craft beers and a surprisingly tasty meal, wishing I could always enjoy restaurant service and booze in a movie theater (apparently Brooklyn is getting an Alamo Drafthouse in a few weeks – I am excited!), and had a midnight diner meal at the Magnolia Cafe which came to fame thanks to the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

And then my last night rolled around, and my love affair with Austin came to an abrupt end. It ended on a high note, however: after the weather had been pretty bad all week, with lots of rain, thunderstorms and even flooding, the sun came out again for my last evening in town. I went for my usual evening run along the Colorado River and was rewarded with this sunset – making me feel all fuzzy and warm inside. Austin, I’ll definitely be back – thank you for the amazing time!

Meg Brooke

Tuesday 7th of June 2016

I can't wait to visit Austin! Definitely going to try out the places you mentioned!


Tuesday 12th of July 2016

I am already planning my next trip there :) Shared some more of my favorite places here. I hope you'll love Austin as much as I did, Meg! :)

Stephanie Jane

Sunday 5th of June 2016

Happy memories! We've visited Austin twice and I loved the city. Fab atmosphere and superb music scene :-)


Tuesday 12th of July 2016

The music scene - yes, amazing, Stephanie! I knew Austin had a good music scene, but I had no idea how big and fabulous it was :)

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