A collection of aerial photographs by Jay Sauceda, including this one, opens at the Bullock Texas State History Museum on Jan. 26, 2019. Photo courtesy Bullock Museum

If you’ve ever wanted to get a bird’s eye view of the sprawling state of Texas, check out the new aerial photography exhibit by Jay B. Sauceda.

“Texas From Above” opens Jan. 26 at the Bullock Texas State History Museum at 1800 Congress Avenue in downtown Austin.

Sauceda took the photos while flying solo around the state during six days in 2015. He originally took the pictures for a photo essay that ran in Texas Monthly magazine; they’re now part of a book called “A Mile Above Texas.”

The photos take the viewer from the beaches to the plains to the mountains through large format images. It’s like getting a private tour of places that are normally locked behind gates in a state that’s more than 90 percent privately owned.

“Getting to see the images printed large and in a walkable form will really give viewers the feeling of being along for the flight, which I’m very excited about,” Sauceda said in a press release from the museum. “More than anything, I want visitors to share in the excitement I had for exploring the state by plane.”

Sauceda grew up in La Porte and moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas.
For more information, go to TheStoryofTexas.com or call (512) 936-8746.

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