The first few are people, and if you want the details on who they are and what they do, you might want to go to Flickr to see all the notes. The majority of the photos, however, are of the city and architecture …
Moshe Safdie spoke at TED in 2002, saying a few words about a number of his compositions, and concluding with some words on beauty and truth. It’s worth 15 minutes of your time to watch:
The thing that strikes me most as I watched was how big he dreamed. Science centre not connected to nature? Route the river around it, and make an island! Memorial building too big for mountain? Cut right through the mountain, and embed the architecture into the earth!
Part of what makes a city a great city is its architecture.
You can have great architecture without a great city, but you can’t have a great city without great architecture.
When I travel, I love to experience the new place. And it becomes a special experience when the place has a style all it’s own. San Antonio’s style is heavily Southwestern, of course, and monolithic: stone.
Here are a couple of the sites and sights that caught my eye.
Two buildings for the price of one:
Funky streets make for funky buildings. This one with a bit of traffic light thrown in for special effect:
San Antonio loves its trees. These two are growing out of a restaurant right on the Riverwalk:
Kress appears to be some sort of department store or something like that, currently undergoing repairs: