Greetings From Austin is one of the iconic images in Austin and should be on your to-do list when you are in Austin.
What everyone knows
The “Greetings From Austin” mural is only a few blocks away from the SoCo neighborhood where you can find numerous additional street art on the trendy South Congress Avenue as well as the side streets off it.
What they don't tell you
Most locals don’t know there is actually a duplicate and more pristine version of this very same mural at the University of Texas behind the University Co-Op Store on Guadalupe St, in the mini food court lot.
Do it like a local
If your stomach starts growling, the colorful street art is in a prime location, around the corner from several popular restaurants, bakeries, and food trucks in South Austin. In addition, it is right next-door to a former house turned French bakery, La Pâtisserie. (The bakery where I learned the difference between a macaron and a macaroon. Yes, there IS a difference!).
For the History Buffs
The Greetings From Austin mural is like a giant vintage postcard from the 1940’s where each individual letter A-U-S-T-I-N is oversized and depicts local landmarks such as The University of Texas Tower, Congress Avenue Bridge, the Texas State Capitol, Barton Springs, and the Texas flag.
The instagram-worthy mural is a popular photo opp and located on the side of Todd Sander’s neon sign gallery, Roadhouse Relics. It was originally painted in 1998 by Todd and his friend Rory Skagen. Great job fellas! Kudos!more deets here
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