Austin – The City of the Violet Crown
“The drawing-rooms of one of the most magnificent private residences in Austin are ablaze of lights. Carriages line the streets in front, and from gate to doorway is spread a velvet carpet, on which the delicate feet of the guests may tread. The occasion is the entrée into society of one of the fairest buds in the City of the Violet Crown.” – O. Henry 1894.
The “Violet Crown” represents our beautiful Austin sunsets. The stunning violet, so often seen at twilight, is light reflected off dust particles trapped by our near by hills. This phenomena is also know as “The Belt of Venus.”
(Austin Sunset by Trey Rice)
Such a beautiful and vibrant color, perfect for a fall wardrobe. You never know where Violet may turn up.