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The rapidly changing skyline in Austin, Texas

Austin had a population of 961,855 in the 2020 census, up from 790,491 at the 2010 census; the  Austin–Round Rock metro area (which doesn't include San Antonio) had an estimated population of 2,295,303 as of 2020, a roughly 84% increase from the year 2000

Austin had a population of 961,855 in the 2020 census, up from 790,491 at the 2010 census; the Austin–Round Rock metro area (which doesn't include San Antonio) had an estimated population of 2,295,303 as of 2020, a roughly 84% increase from the year 2000

It was a gorgeous summer day so I wanted to walk around Lady Bird Lake but my back and left foot were hurting so bad that I decided it might be easier to see the city from a kayak

It was a gorgeous summer day so I wanted to walk around Lady Bird Lake but my back and left foot were hurting so bad that I decided it might be easier to see the city from a kayak

Google has leased this 35 story tower by the same architects who designed the 60 story Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur; Google employs 1000  in Austin

Google has leased this 35 story tower by the same architects who designed the 60 story Salesforce Tower in San Francisco and the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur; Google employs 1000+ in Austin

This construction scene is typical of Austin these days except for the gridlocked traffic which I didn't photograph; Austin is now the second most-populous state capitol city in the nation (trailing only Phoenix)

This construction scene is typical of Austin these days except for the gridlocked traffic which I didn't photograph; Austin is now the second most-populous state capitol city in the nation (trailing only Phoenix)

A new state office building, underground parking and public green space are being built on Congress Avenue across from the Bullock TX Histtory Museum; the tree-lined promenade will provide a beautiful space leading all the way to the Texas Capitol

A new state office building, underground parking and public green space are being built on Congress Avenue across from the Bullock TX Histtory Museum; the tree-lined promenade will provide a beautiful space leading all the way to the Texas Capitol

Northshore is a new 38 story building with 429 luxury apartments starting at just $2400 per month (but on the second floor) and adjacent to the Google building

Northshore is a new 38 story building with 429 luxury apartments starting at just $2400 per month (but on the second floor) and adjacent to the Google building

Austin's skyline historically was modest, dominated by the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas Main Building but now you can't see either one; the tallest condo towers in the state (58 and 56 stories) are in Austin

Austin's skyline historically was modest, dominated by the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas Main Building but now you can't see either one; the tallest condo towers in the state (58 and 56 stories) are in Austin

The Long Center for the Performing Arts (2008) is the home of the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera and Ballet Austin; it replaced the Palmer Municipal Auditorium which was the site of a sold-out dinner for President Kennedy on November 22, 1963

The Long Center for the Performing Arts (2008) is the home of the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera and Ballet Austin; it replaced the Palmer Municipal Auditorium which was the site of a sold-out dinner for President Kennedy on November 22, 1963

Kids were jumping off this bridge into Barton Creek; it's just amazing to me how much Austin has changed since I first visited in the 1980's when it was a small, college town to today where it's the 11th largest city in the country

Kids were jumping off this bridge into Barton Creek; it's just amazing to me how much Austin has changed since I first visited in the 1980's when it was a small, college town to today where it's the 11th largest city in the country

Ben Affleck is about to start shooting a new movie in Austin and supposedly he and Jennifer Lopez are renting a place here; they'll join Lance Armstrong, Drew Brees, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Roddick and Dan Rather

Ben Affleck is about to start shooting a new movie in Austin and supposedly he and Jennifer Lopez are renting a place here; they'll join Lance Armstrong, Drew Brees, Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Andy Roddick and Dan Rather

UT now has more than 50,000 students and is one of the largest universities in the country; the party scene, even during the day, still seems alive and well in Austin

UT now has more than 50,000 students and is one of the largest universities in the country; the party scene, even during the day, still seems alive and well in Austin

The waters of Lady Bird Lake were pretty disgusting with lots of trash and an algae bloom that prompted signs warning dog owners to not let their pets near the water; despite this, there were tons of turtles

The waters of Lady Bird Lake were pretty disgusting with lots of trash and an algae bloom that prompted signs warning dog owners to not let their pets near the water; despite this, there were tons of turtles

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