San Antonio’s prettier side

Riverwalk
We knew we wanted to do this one thing: stroll down the riverwalk. It is a network of walkways that wind around the San Antonio River, which happens to feature the city’s best hotels, bars and shops. You can take a paddleboat tour, or just walk, and walk, and walk. It has to be one of the most photographic journies we’ve taken lately. Here are a few of the images that capture the place:

going under the bridge

going under the bridge


grand entrance...or exit?

grand entrance…or exit?


view from above

view from above


water feature to die for

water feature to die for


unaffected duck

unaffected duck


mariachi band serenading a family

mariachi band serenading a family

view under the bridge

view under the bridge


guitar railing

guitar railing


wavy ironwork

wavy ironwork

Historic homes
Having grown up in the south near places like Savannah and Charleston, I have seen my share of beautiful 18th and 19th century houses. San Antonio didn’t disappoint in this department. Oppulence abounds here too.

white and lacy

white and lacy

yellow queen

yellow queen

just another pretty southern lady

just another pretty southern lady

house at the end of the street

house at the end of the street


There were so many more, but we simply ran out of time and had to stop taking pictures. Still, it was nice wandering, and wondering about the people who lived there a hundred years ago. How did they make their money? Was it oil and cattle like it is today in Texas? What were their daily routines and how did they really live? Were they happy? Or did they live in fear of losing what they had worked so hard to acquire? I wonder about this every time I drive through an historic neighborhood. But mostly I just appreciate the artistic effort required to create something so grand and beautiful. Every now and then I dream about living in one, but only for a minute or two.

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