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She's filming ‘the soul of Austin' to save it

1 month ago   |   By Grist

Barton Springs is celebrated by many as the soul of Austin. The three-acre pool, rising from the Edwards Aquifer, sits among 350 acres of parkland in the capital of Texas. “The Springs” is home to sacred spiritual practices , swaying forests of water stargrass , drunken full-moon parties , endangered salamanders , and bracing New Year's plunges. The green-blue pool stays 70 degrees year-round - a relative ice bath in summertime and a warm dip in winter. Mist rises from the water on cool mornings and cormorants skim the surface, hunting crawfish.
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