Aside from the bats, booze, and BBQ of Austin, the city also has a lot of murals. A LOT. Here are just a few that we saw.
You’re My Butter Half: This one was probably my favorite. It was so bright and colorful with a cheerful message.
Address: 2000 E. MLK Blvd., Austin, TX My Butter Half does NOT like taking photos. Or he doesn’t like me taking our selfie because I take so many photos until I get it right (because I usually chop his head off.)
Til Death Do Us Part: Are you sensing a theme?
I Love You So Much: This one has a backstory. The “artist”, Amy, wrote this love letter on the wall of Jo’s Hot Coffee for the owner, her then-girlfriend in an effort to make her smile. The wall was vandalized in 2011, but the love letter was rewritten.
This Is Not a Test. I like that the barbershop calls a ladies’ haircut The Ladybird after the first lady, Ladybird Johnson. The nearby lake in Austin is also named after her, Ladybird Lake.
Amy’s Ice Creams: Zany characters cover the walls of Amy’s Ice Creams.
Address: 1301 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX. Just across the street from Jo’s Hot Coffee.
Keep Austin Imperial: Sorry, I don’t have an address for this one. I was looking for the “I Hate You So Much” parody mural of the “I Love You So Much” mural when we stumbled across this one. I like the Walking Dead writing, too! Don’t Open Dead Inside!
Greetings from Austin: I love a vintage postcard, even when painted on the side of a wall.