Best Place To Live Out A Hitchcock Movie

North End of Drake Bridge at Twilight

If Austin harbors a place where you can regularly be chased by a cropduster or scale the giant stone nose of a president, á la Hitchcock's North by Northwest, we've yet to find it. But we have discovered a spot that lets us be menaced by scores of seemingly malevolent winged creatures right out of Hitch's The Birds. Almost every day at sunset, staggering numbers of birds flock around the north shore of Town Lake at Drake Bridge on South First. They swarm, they swoop, they cover the trees in the small triangle of greenspace at the end of Drake Bridge, all of them squawking and shrieking like berserker warriors pumping up for battle in some holy war - which maybe they are. In any case, they're good for a Hitchcockian case of the creeps.

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