Sending all my friends in blogland this image of one of my favorite vintage Valentines! This holiday is special to me, as it was on Valentines Day that Farmer Rick proposed.
We have been in San Antonio this week, down on the lovely Riverwalk, attending the state's Music Educators convention. The Riverwalk is the most romantic place in Texas and a good place to do photography.
Everywhere you turn there is something to delight the senses--textures, colors, sounds.
We stayed in a historic district a brief walk away from the convention center. Although we were in the newer part of the hotel, there was an old-world feel to the room. We only wish the lighting had been more suitable to reading!
There are many restaurants along the Riverwalk, and in better weather you can sit outside along the water. The food at most of them is mediocre at best, but you cannot surpass the view.
From our window we could see the Tower of the Americas built for Hemisfair 1968. Somewhere in that plaza my great-grandfather's house once stood. It rained the first day and a half, but Saturday the sun came out and it was a cheerful place.
When you are down along the Riverwalk you become oblivious to the traffic above at street level.
There are little pocket parks, paths, fountains, and art.
This statue is of Saint Anthony, for which the town gets its name.
Artistic detail abounds.
There are many foot bridges to get you from one side to the other without ever having to rejoin the hectic world at street level.
Usually there are more flowers this time of year, but even San Antonio has been having a colder winter than expected.
If you get tired of walking, you can always take a river taxi!
The convention center had a magnificent landscape joining into the Riverwalk.
The landscape architect obviously spent much time studying rocks and waterfalls in nature to be able to design such a pleasant space.
I'd definitely like to come back in a few months when the plants leaf out and the flowers bloom.
It is amazing something that mimics the beauty of where I live could be forged out of concrete in the heart of the city.
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