Tuesday, August 22nd 2017

Photo of the day: Austin’s cathedral of casual

hamiltonpoolEvery great cultural hub has some place that expresses its strengths, its spirit perfectly. New York City has the Statue of Liberty. Paris has the Eiffel Tower. And Rome has, well, Rome.

Austin, however, has the Hamilton Pool, a humble swimming hole that has more than a touch of the magnificent, thanks to the collapse of an underground river millenia ago. The result is a  deep grotto with 45-foot high waterfalls around the rim — and one of the most spectacular places in the world to have a beer, grab a tube, and just float. Try that in Paris.

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