are the voices in your head calling, gloria?

A couple weekends ago, on another hot afternoon, we decided to hit up the Austin Museum of Art Laguna Gloria. We had visited the downtown AMOA back in June where they have a Herman Miller exhibit. This museum, situated in the west hills right on the lake, has more of an outdoor appeal. The museum itself has very few pieces of art – it’s more about the 1916 Italian-style villa on the property and the nature walk along the water. It was stunning. Naturally, they host a lot of weddings.

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

We walked along the path until we couldn’t stand the heat anymore.

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

AMOA Laguna Gloria

This will be a great place to bring visitors, but I think we’ll do it in the fall or spring. Summer is just too brutal.

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “Gloria” by Laura Branigan

we were living in the sweet part of the city

During my first official weekend spent in Austin, we decided to do some sightseeing around town. We first hit up 6th street, which is known for it’s funky bars and shops.

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

There’s an area off of a side street that has a lot of street art, so we stopped to take some pictures.

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

I think these “Obey” signs are by Shepard Fairey.

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

We drove up to the capital and then walked around the campus for a bit.

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

Downtown Austin

It was a hot day (and it was only April). See the rest of my pictures on Flickr.

*Blog post title is a lyric from the song “The Sweet Part of the City” by The Hold Steady