There’s no doubt that Austin, TX loves Mr. Willie Nelson! The country music legend can be found high and low all over the city. On April 20, 2012, a statue honoring Willie was unveiled in the heart of downtown Austin.
You can stroll down Willie Nelson Boulevard and find a bronzed Willie statue baking under the Texas sun. But where else is Willie popping up around town? I was up to the “Where’s Willie?” challenge. Well, really, it happened by accident, you see. While roaming around Austin, I kept running into Willie. There he was while I enjoyed a burger at Hopdoddy's, there he was again in an awesome mural done by Fuzzy Popsycle, and then while I shopped at Gallery D.
It wasn’t a coincidence, by all means. After all, he sang Austin’s praises, which blazed the way and put Austin on the music map. He helped our city obtain the title of “The Live Music Capital of the World”. He was a pioneer in helping Austin become synonymous with music. So it’s no wonder he’s all over the ATX! You can’t hide in this city, Mr. Nelson! And now you can be found right here on Lomography!
Have a Willie nice day, y’all!