Festive Grove, Seaholm

Festive Grove, Seaholm - Austin, Texas

Festive Grove, Seaholm – Austin, Texas

For this last post in this downtown series, I feature a festive grove, shot with the Canon G7X Mark II. This is at the Seaholm redevelopment, which was completed a few years ago. The purple structure in the back is the old Seaholm power plant, which supplied electricity to Austin until 1989. The redevelopment turned the power plant into offices and added a high-rise condo and stores, which surround this courtyard.

It’s a nice space, though I’m disappointed that they didn’t turn the power plant into the mall of stores. I think it is more fitting to have the “public” structure remain open the public, instead of it dedicated to a single corporate tenant.

Seaholm is next to the Central Public Library which is also close to the 2nd Street Bridge. All of the places I showcased, over the last two weeks, are within blocks of each other. Altogether, they form a desirable urban neighborhood on the western edge of the Central Business District. If I were going to live in a downtown high-rise, I would opt for this area. It’s away from all the bars and noise but still within walking distance of the nightlife.

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