Monday, January 11, 2010

San Antonio Last Night

The San Antonio River and part of the River Walk. This is a very pleasant walkway, but there's something about a river encased in cement that takes some of the charm away.

The obligatory photo of the Alamo, the most hallowed ground from the Republic of Texas days. (Believe me, I know. Llamar Anderson taught me Texas History while I was at Dyess AFB near Abilene, Texas. According to Mr Anderson, and many others, there is no greater state than Texas.)

A homeless person sleeping at the entranceway to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. I've been to San Antonio many times but never in the winter--except for when I joined the Air Force, but I wasn't allowed out back then--and I've never seen this here before. So I don't know if it's a sign of the economic times, weather related, etc. Nonetheless, it's depressing.

3 comments:

Judith said...

Hank,
I visited S.A. when Eric and Shiela were there. I found the Cathedral interesting. There's a small painting (in the back, I think, of Mary Magdalene and the women at the tomb... They're portrayed in Hispanic dress... It's one of my favorites..

I also remember another shrine and snd a tomb of some of those Alamo guys...

Judith

Lucas said...

Thanks for the photo of the Alamo, birthplace of the the Republic of Texas. Being from Texas, I can assure you that we never got over being our own country for like 10 minutes in the 19th century.

If you are ever interested I have a really good book about how the events of the Alamo may not have happened exactly as we have mythologized them.

Hank said...

Judith,

I plan to get over there.


Lucas,

I thought it was nine years of countrytude. Mr Anderson would have docked you a letter grade for that.