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11/11/2013 04:13 pm ET | Updated Jan 23, 2014

Austin, Texas -- A City That Wears Its Soul on Its Sleeve

Austin has the reputation of being not your typical Texas town -- it's more liberal and more secular than the rest of this Bible Belt state. Perceptions notwithstanding, there's plenty of religion going on in Austin. You can see it from the street.

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Virgin of Guadalupe at Kleen Wash laundromat. Photo by BF Newhall

Catholics, Hindus, Buddhists, Mormons, Evangelicals -- Austin has them all. Here's what I spotted with my trusty point and shoot, sometimes without having to even get out of the car.

There are more pictures of soulful Austin at BarbaraFalconerNewhall.com. Other stories and photos I brought home from my visit to Austin are "The Ghost of 300 Million Drought-Killed Trees Hovers Over a Lake in Texas." Also, "Quirky, Loveable, Austin, Texas."

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Jesus outside a check cashing establishment, East Austin. Photos by BF Newhall

Austin -- A City With Its Soul on Its Sleeve