"The Alleys of Austin" is the most famous song of the city's Cosmic Cowboy musical era for good reason. A lot has changed since Michael Martin Murphey penned his ode to proto-Slacker Austin. Even as newer, taller buildings have raised, and the surrounding walls and the neighborhoods around them have become more bustling and less languid, the alleys of Austin remain. These semi-hidden scenic backdrops are "the footnotes to the avenues" according to David Berman, and they're great places to snap pictures off the beaten path. From the obsessively decorated to the desolate, these are The Most Instagrammable Alleys of Austin.
The Most Instagrammable Alleys of Austin
Get your iPhone camera ready—we've rounded up the best alleys in Austin that all make the perfect backdrop for an insta-worthy pic.
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