Austin is the home to the Capital of Texas which is located in downtown Austin in the city.  The city of Austin is a fairly large city with a population of around 843,000 but the Travis County area is over a million plus and growing.  So the city is constantly changing, cranes are everywhere and it will be years before we will see the new skyline but with the exception of the new Marriot and a few other building in this view is pretty much the same.  We decided to get a more recent shot of this photo with one looking up from South Congress back at the Texas State Capital.  It was a great day for a photographs with the blue skies and nice clouds the city skyline was able to be captured with all it beauty.  The last time we did this photograph the area was not so busy, however it was crazy with cars and people.  It is amazing how fast this city is growing and at time the traffic is so bad you don't want to come downtown anymore.  Its just the sign of the time as more and more pour into the city.  In the eighties the city counsel decided that it would be best to curb urban sprawl so they started pushing downtown living with the thought that it would create less traffic because people working downtown could walk to work however what has happened is they live downtown but work elsewhere so going into downtown or out of the city makes no difference for traffic anymore.
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Texas State Capital view from South Congress
Austin is the home to the Capital of Texas which is located in downtown Austin in the city. The city of Austin is a fairly large city with a population of around 843,000 but the Travis County area is over a million plus and growing. So the city is constantly changing, cranes are everywhere and it will be years before we will see the new skyline but with the exception of the new Marriot and a few other building in this view is pretty much the same. We decided to get a more recent shot of...
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  • Date: 19 Oct 2014
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  • Filename: Texas-Capital-from-South-Congress-D82-8201.jpg
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