A few weeks ago, my workmates and I traveled to Austin for SXSW Interactive and had a wonderful time. Here’s a mini photo journal of that trip:
Busses and Birds: We’d rented a house in Austin’s South Congress neighborhood, which put us about a mile away from the action at the Convention Center and the downtown area. So, we rode the bus in and out of downtown a lot. We also noticed giant black birds EVERYwhere, chirping and carrying on. They were very comfortable being within feet of humans.
Just Dance: Every night for me was pretty much filled with one part dancing, one part meeting some new folks, one part wandering the streets of Austin and one part drinking.
Speaking of wandering the streets: The shot above was taken on one of those wanderings. I’m not sure what building this is in downtown Austin, but it’s a pretty neat one and I love the rainbow gradient (or ombré, in some circles) here.
Return to Nature: The day-to-day shuffle of heading to sessions, then heading out in the evening to mingle and drink and dance only to collapse into bed at a late hour created a great need for an afternoon of rejuvenation and relaxation in nature. This photo was taken at the Austin Botanical Gardens. A great place to recharge and face SXSW anew.
All in all, it was a great trip and really great to return to Austin. It was just as lovely as I remembered it being, and this time I got to acquaint myself with places I didn’t see last time. For that, I am grateful. Can’t wait for SXSW next year!