Hope Outdoor Gallery

Also known as the Baylor Street Art Wall, Austin’s Graffiti Park is located at 1100 Baylor Street in Austin Texas.It’s an ever changing canvas. Local artists paint the remains of an old apartment complex’s cement foundation. It’s complete with floors, tall walls and steep inclines. Every surface is perfect for self expression and exploratory urban design. It seems to get repainted often and new works are constantly created. We dig it and plan to stop by every time we travel to Austin. It’s super inspirational and a refreshing change from the normal art scene. Get directions here.

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DIY Camera Bag

We don’t often report on DIY tactics… but we liked this camera bag that was made on the cheap. In fact, it cost less than $10 to build.

The bag was purchased from a Thrift Store.
The foam was recycled from different packaging boxes, cut to fit and glued together.
Dividers with velcro attached, help create “compartments” and keep things tight.

It can carry a full size camera with lens attached, two additional lenses, a charger with spare battery, cables and even a pack of gum. That’s not counting all the extra pockets that can be stuffed full for a day of awesome, gorilla street photography. We were even able to strap a mono-pod between the lid and body of the bag for travel.

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