Turn Here: Austin

Mark from BoingBoing posted about a site called TurnHere which features amateur produced video travel guides about particular cities. There are two videos about Austin, one about South Austin and another about Downtown. There’s a third video that appears to be an ad for Austin’s Park and Pizza in Pflugerville. I had problems getting the films to automatically play in Firefox, so you may have to use IE or fiddle with it to get it to work. Once you’ve played one film, the site automatically loads the next in line.

There’s not much new information in the two videos if you live here. It’s not a bad primer if you’re not familiar with the city. I’m glad the guy interviewed in the South Austin video likes it here, but find it amusing that he refers to the “dotcommers and computer companies” when he moved here from California three years ago himself. Zilker Park is nowhere near the second largest “inner city” park in sheer acreage, btw. I’m not sure where he got his stats.

The Downtown Austin film gives props to Casino El Camino’s jukebox and burgers. I can’t argue with that.

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