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The Night Parade

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This was one of those things you can do once, and then you don’t ever have to do it again – the annual holiday parade-with-boats at the River Walk. There were approximately one billion people packed in the walkways (I don’t like crowds) and all of us were worried that someone was going to fall in the river (the bets were on the two-year-old in the group.) (No one fell in.)

But it was pretty enough.

And look – I ended up with a color image. Which just goes to show you how the entire experience impacted me.

San Antonio, Texas
photographed 11.25.2016

A stunning vacancy

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I have a bit of a fascination with this building. On two different work trips to San Antonio, I could see it from my hotel room. Of course, I photographed it. It looms over the River Walk, and I’ve photographed it from there as well.

From what I can tell it’s the only building along this part of the River Walk that’s vacant. That raises a lot of questions. Is there some terrible flaw that makes it unsuited for redevelopment?  Was an awful crime committed there? Is it tied up in legalities?

Also, from what I can tell, it’s got potential.

And it’ll be a sad day for me if I get back to San Antonio and the place has been torn down.

San Antonio, Texas
photographed 11.25.2016

 

Vines and a sign

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There was a gap in the flow of tourists that was just long enough for me to get this shot of a sign, with its nice wavy lines at the bottom, and the formerly ivy-clad wall behind it.

The River Walk
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 5.20.2016

Fishing

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The part of the River Walk that’s known as the Museum Reach has art installations at every bridge crossing; the most famous is the one called F.I.S.H., buy Donald Lipski, which is installed on the underside of the Interstate 35 overpass. These fiberglass fish are replicas of native long-eared sunfish.

San Antonio River Walk Museum Reach
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.6.2015

Dam the river

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The Museum Reach part of the River Walk features a little dam and a set of locks. People from places where locks and/or dams are a thing probably laugh about how much entertainment value we felt these two things added to our River Walk walk.

San Antonio River Walk, Museum Reach
San Antonio, Texas
photographed 9.6.2015

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