Thursday, February 9, 2012

San Antonio - Part One

My husband and I recently took a trip to San Antonio. While he was attending meetings and lectures, I got to tour this beautiful city. As with any old city, there are so many amazing sights to see. I got a little snap happy with my camera, so I decided to post photos in several installments so as not to make your head spin. This first post is about a FEW of the buildings and sights I saw around town.

The Espada aqueduct, completed in 1740 and was used by the indians and missionaries that called Mission San Francisco de la Espada home.



This lovely historical building made of red sandstone is the Bexar County Courthouse. Its so large that I couldn't fit it all in, so I focused on some of the architectural design elements.



Corbells (?) and rafters at one of the missions.



Fabulous details on a lovely building downtown.



One of the gates at the Alamo



The Menger Hotel built in 1859



A beautiful, sunlit stairway at Mission Concepcion



Next up: The Missions of San Antonio

4 comments:

Diana said...

Great pictures Alice! Thanks for getting snap happy. As a result I got to go along with you. Love the details of the old buildings. Hope you and family are doing well.
Hugs
Diana

Tricia said...

Oh my goodness, the architecture there is beautiful! Wonderful photos :)

Kathleen Lange Klik said...

What amazing architecture! I love traveling with my husband to his conferences, it is a great way to explore new cities. So far we have been to Vancouver (really awesome city, amazing contemporary architecture) and Las Vegas (not our bag, but still an interesting place to see).

JanelDudleyBeads said...

Lovely pictures!