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Old Posted Oct 20, 2008, 5:03 PM
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[Austin,TX] - Skyline Shots from Around Town

With Austin's ever-growing skyline, I took advantage of a clear autumn day to gram skyline shots from west and southwestern Hill Country vantage points. Enjoy!

PS... Sorry for the 'specs' of dust appearing on most photos. Time to clean the sensor area.



...From inner city suburb of Rollingwood, approx 3 miles W of downtown:











Mopac (Loop 1) @ Barton Skyway, approx 3 miles SW of downtown:






...From the Barton Creek Mall parking lot, approx 4-5 miles SW of downtown:





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...From Southwest Austin, overlooking the Barton Creek valley and Mopac Expressway (Loop 1).







...From the Loop 360 Scenic Overlook, approx 6 miles W of downtown:











Others taking in the same view.



From Shepperd Mountain, on the city's WNW side...










Loop 360 and the Bull Creek Valley, also from Shep. Mt:




From the southeast side, Highway 71 at Austin Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA):



...From the northwest side of town; Mopac (Loop 1) @ 183:





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quite a change taking place
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Great pics! So many cool views.
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I love how it looks like the skyline is just growing right out of the trees. Great photos!!
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Talk about ever-growing! Holy crap man! What a difference from the last time I was there. Great shots!
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Awesome pics! You really captured some great views of the growing skyline
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Beautiful looking skyline. thanks for the shots!
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great shots of our ever changing skyline!!!!!
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Great photos. It is quite impressive how quickly Austin's skyline is transforming.
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Austin if finally beginning to look like the big city that it is!
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Definitely the nicest city in Texas.
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Mopacs, I have said it time and time againg through the years. You take some nice pictures. I know you have a nice collection of Downtown Austin now.
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Thanks for all the comments!

Also be sure to check out fellow Austin forumer LoneStarMike's photo thread: http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=159706 Great skyline views, from similar vantage points.
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Great photos, Mopacs. One question, though. What is that white thing on the horizon - kind of shaped like a mountain - in this photo?

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I was wondering that myself.
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I was wondering that myself.
I think that's Great Hills Baptist Church at the edge of the plateau. It's "anti-gay central headquarters" in this region.
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Great photos, Mopacs. One question, though. What is that white thing on the horizon - kind of shaped like a mountain - in this photo?

Oops..sorry for the belated rply.

Yes, that is the Great Hills Baptist Church. The massive church is located along Jollyville Rd, near Braker Lane. The large building to the right is a new retirement mid-rise along Great Hills Trail.
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