Austin Volksmarching Event (10K Walking Tour)

We headed down early this morning for a walk in the Violet Crown Community.  Never heard of it.  Well let me explain.  Some people credit the author, O. Henry, for the name Violet Crown.  He used the name in a short story titled “Tictocq: The Great French Detective”

However, years earlier William Brann (Austin newspaperman) used the phrase “violet crown” to describe the color of the hills and sky to the west of Austin at sunset in his newspaper, The Iconoclast.  When developers started trying to subdivide the area west of Austin they named their area Violet Crown Community.  (http://www.violetcrownvoices.com/)

Anyway it was a nice shady walk and we had a good time.  Here are some pictures from the walk.

Violet Crown Shopping Center

Violet Crown Shopping Center

Shopping Center still looks nice.

Shopping Center still looks nice.

This was Austin’s First Shopping Center it was completed in 1951.

Arroyo Seco street.

Arroyo Seco street.

Pampas Grass

Pampas Grass

Faith Lutheran Church

Faith Lutheran Church

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Labyrinth at 1st Cumberland

Labyrinth at 1st Cumberland

New house

New house

South end of the Welcome Wall

South end of the Welcome Wall

To see the whole wall visit this site:  http://gigapan.com/gigapans/3951

Nice yard

Nice yard

Pretty vine

Pretty vine

Walk start/finish at Crestview United Methodist Church

Walk start/finish at Crestview United Methodist Church

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About walktx

I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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