Hi friends! Happy Monday! How’s everyone doing this week? I don’t have too much going on this week, which has been pretty rare these past couple of months. Safe to say I have no complaints about it. But, I did want to get around to posting this pretty look from Wildflowers ATX, as well as spotlight one of my fave places in Austin – Laguna Gloria.
I don’t know about you guys, but I love spending a weekend at an art museum. I could get lost in an art exhibit for hours. One time, my two friends and I took a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago, and we refused to leave until we visited every single exhibit – and let me tell ya, this museum isn’t exactly a small place. Safe to say, we spent almost all of our Saturday daylight, getting lost in all the incredible art work.
So, when I moved to Austin and heard about Laguna Gloria, I knew I had to check it out. Laguna Gloria is an extension of the art museum, The Contemporary Austin. The art at this location mostly consists of outdoor sculptures – my fave being “Looking Up.” This 33 foot tall, alien-looking sculpture looks like it was imported straight out of the desert of Burning Man. This sculpture, by artist Tom Friedman, is meant to convey the feeling of a confused alien, dropped in to a world it doesn’t understand. Other artists, including Terry Allen, Tom Sachs, and Wangechi Mutu’s sculptures are also featured on the Laguna grounds.
The building itself is the house of my dreams. This Italian-style villa was built in 1916, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located right on the Colorado River, throw in the gorgeous front lawn, complete with a fountain and palm trees, and you have yourself a historic paradise (not to mention the BEST place for a photoshoot).
See below for all the simply beautiful shots we were able to capture on this perfectly sunny day!
Photos by Courtney Pittman