Friday, April 3, 2009
There Goes The Neighborhood
So life in the city of Austin is completely different than life in Seattle (duh)...and predominantly in the structure of the city. Seattle is made up of a BUNCH of different neighborhoods, each with their own sense of identity and sterotypes.
In Austin, if you wanted to know where Rudy's Barbecue is, you would say, "There's one in North Austin if you take 183 North, and there's one in South Austin near Barton Creek Mall." In fact, the only three areas of Austin I've ever heard specifically referred to by name are: Downtown, Bee Caves, and Tarrytown. But here in Seattle, if you asked me where Cafe Vivaci is (that's for you, Leah), I'd say, "Oh, that's in Capitol Hill on Broadway." Want to know where Cupcake Royale is? "It's in Ballard on Market Street." Oh and where will I find Amanda's house? "Northgate on Roosevelt Way."
Every time I've tried to explain it to my Austin friends, it's been very confusing and I've had to try to draw pictures on napkins and such. But the picture above is a poster I found in an Art Shop in Ballard and I'm totally saving up to buy it! It's a great representation of all the various neighborhoods in Seattle!