You So Pretty, San Antonio!

Two lovely days in San Antonio. What was envisioned in 1921 as a paved-over storm sewer to manage flooding of the San Antonio River instead became an enchanting “River Walk” due to the vision and persistence of architect Robert Hugman.

Mid-September was a perfect time to visit; relaxed, no crowds and easy walking:

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You kind of have to take one of the goofy little “cruises”. Our guide was Demetrio and he shared a wealth of history and terrible jokes. It was perfect.

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On an early morning walk, we had the path to ourselves.

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Lots of thoughtful arty touches along the way…

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Something new to see with each bend of the river.

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Lush plantings everywhere and everything so nicely manicured.

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The old and the new and the new-made-to-look-old happily co-exist.

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Leafy, langorous and verdant, a great escape from the Texas heat.

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Next post – where to stay/eat. Unsurprisingly, we did not go hungry…

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4 Responses to You So Pretty, San Antonio!

  1. Jean Gutsche says:

    Thank you for this wonderful glimpse of San Antonio. I would like to go there!

  2. dizzyguy says:

    San Antonio was a very charming little city along the way of our Texas wanderings. The River Walk was so enticing, with wonderful restaurants and walkways, and very friendly people. When you add in the haunting story of the Alamo and a chance to visit the site, the appeal is very high indeed. Wonderful to be an honorary Texan during our visit.

  3. Katherine says:

    Stunning! I’ve never felt compelled to visit Texas (I was raised during the “Dallas” TV show years – which would turn anyone off the state I’m afraid) but San Antonio looks glorious. Perhaps it’s simply your beautiful photos and phrasing. Loving the travelogue.

  4. citymama says:

    WOW it’s so different that I had imagined. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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