Driving into Austin the night before was so colorful I vowed to head downtown and capture the color of sunset with the downtown skyline as the backdrop. Not having been here in over 2 years, I wasn’t quite sure of the angle but picked a spot I thought would as least be OK. Construction fences were there to greet me. I quickly drove down the road and dove into the next parking lot along the river. Too thick with too much poison oak. Strike 2. Walking along the trail a bit, I noticed quite a crowd of people gathered on and under what I recognized as the Congress St. bridge. Aha! Sunset was fast approaching and all were waiting for the bridge bats to awaken. They put on their nightly show on a beautiful, warm evening.
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