2011-01-05 AIA conference, San Antonio.
You might think, looking at these pictures, that we never attended any
conference sessions. Not true! I just can't remember any of them. But we did
go on an extended walk upstream, along the canal to the art museum. This has
a room with some choice antiquities, nicely presented. So we did our
classical due diligence, after all.
The rest of our free time, we spend walking the city: visiting The Alamo,
and strolling the canal banks which provide an extensive network of clubs and
eateries. The canal system is under renovation. But this doesn't seem to
deter the strollers and restaurant patrons.
The weather in January is good, even shirt sleeves at times. The city's
atmosphere is South-west-ish with a suggestion of Latin America. Except for
high-rise hotels and a few large office buildings, the architecture is on a
more human scale than many larger cites.
A branch of the main canal.
2011-01-07 The Alamo, San Antonio
11-01-07 - Entrance to the Alamo
11-01-07 - Museum and giftshop
11-01-07 - Portal
2011-01-07 Streets, San Antonio
11-01-07 - The canals, drained for cleaning
2011-01-07 The Governor's Palace
11-01-07 - In the Garden
11-01-07 - Interior
11-01-07 - To the upper room
11-01-07 - Merle and conquistador
2011-01-07 City streets, San Antonio
11-01-07 - Plaza reminded us of Cusco
2011-01-07 Exhibition grounds
2011-01-07 Walkies again, San Antonio
2011-01-08 Longer walk, Art Museum
11-01-08 - A Texas Venice?
11-01-08 - Wait your turn!
11-01-08 - Street scene
11-01-08 - Stone for the canal bottom
11-01-08 - Cafe musicians
11-01-08 - Locks on the canal system
2011-01-08 Art Museum, San Antonio
11-01-08 - Trajan
11-01-08 - Roman woman
11-01-08 - Garlanded sarcophagus
11-01-08 - Imperial figure
11-01-08 - Kiss
11-01-08 - Mixed media, old and new
2011-01-08 Walking back into town
11-01-08 - Architectural detail
11-01-08 - Segway riders
11-01-08 - Rivercentre mall bei nacht
2011-01-09 Last day San Antonio
11-01-09 - Cafe society, a last look
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