Monday, July 31, 2006

Plastic Bottles



Is it the weekend yet? No? Hmmm...only Monday.

You know you are in Texas when you have a big tub of Miller in plastic bottles. Mmmmmm......

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Slice o' the Sky

This is one of the library's 3rd floor terraces. I really liked how the dark areas took a slice of the brilliantantly blue and cloudy sky. The steeple is the church next to the hospital which is right across the library.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Downtown Lofts on San Pedro

I like this building for all the art is has—all four walls. I really like this little girl or whatever it is. It's also got a Wall of Fame around to the right of the white wall. I used to pass this building almost everyday on the way to work and I always had to smile when I looked at that green hair and silver boots.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

SAMA



Building, sky, wired and a telephone pole. This is a rather famous silhouette in San Antonio, as the former home to the Lone Star Brewery, it is now the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Nightclubbin'



SADP goes nightclubbing? No! This was taken in what's called the 'blue room', the entry way to the library. The artist designed it to be soothing, a place to leave the outside world.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Robert E. Lee Apartments

I always think it's funny to see this building advertise that it is 100% air conditioned. I guess back in the day you had to tell people that. The people that live here currently are mostly seniors I think, and you can only make so much else you can't live there—there's also no parking.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Raspas!



Friday I posted a picture about ice cream...but maybe that isn't your thing. How about a nice raspa instead? Also called sno-cones, a raspa is shaved ice with a fruit syrup or fruit juice poured over the top. Mmmm.....

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Southside Cafe

This is a little hole in the wall restaurant on the Southside of San Antonio. I'm always amazed at the different things people put on the outsides of their buildings.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Navarro Mosaic



I love this mosaic found on the riverwalk. Navarro was born in Bexar County (where one can find San Antonio) in 1795 and was active politically within the territory. He was one of the original signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence and once famously stated: "I have sworn to be a Texan. I shall not forswear." This mural is found at Navarro Street.

Only one out of the four of us is a native Texan. Can you guess which one?

Friday, July 21, 2006

I Scream, You Scream...



Ug. Despite the 30 seconds or rain that parts of the city had yesterday, its been really really hot here. We are now in Stage 1 of water restrictions. Makes me want to sit around and eat ice cream.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

More OLLU

OLLU

We so wanted to slide down this thing. On our outting to Our Lady of the Lake University (see Sarah's post July 11), this was one of the coolest things we discovered! Not that I would want to see anyone in danger but it would be neat to see someone actually on this slide.

More OLLU pics

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Alamo City



San Antonio is often known as the Alamo City, due to our most famous landmark, the Alamo. Just north of downtown is the Alamo Quarry Market, site of the old Alamo Cement Plant. The shopping center kept some of the original landmarks, including these old smokestacks. In the photo on the website, you can see how tall they really are! In a pretty flat city, you can see these from pretty far away sometimes.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Happy Birthday Shorty!


She will probably kill me tomorrow but I will take my chances...Happy Birthday Shorty! Hope your day has been a good one. Tomorrow we take you out so get ready to have some fun!

Monday, July 17, 2006

Building Reflection

This posting was inspired by Mike & Liz from the Dallas Picture Blog. I like to take pics of reflections, and it's nice to know that other's do too. I originally took a pic of the top window and a second pic of the bottom window, but then decided to get the whole shot. This is a downtown hotel, the Adams Mark I think.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Arches



Arches from the site of the Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo on the south side of San Antonio.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Vertical Scape of the Milam Building

If I'm not mistaken this is the Milam building downtown. On the first floor of this building they have a diner called the Milam Diner. I like their way of cooking homestyle. Their turkey burgers are great, and they make gravy old style, the way my mom and Ama used to.

Seeing the firescape on this building, I've always wondered why the old building have them and not the new? Must be some change in building techniques or code. Anyone out there know?

Friday, July 14, 2006

Craft Center Fountain

Fountain at Craft Center

This fountain is located at the Craft Center located behind the library where we work. We've posted pics from the Center before but there are so many great shots over there.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Downtown Bench


Bench in downtown San Antonio by the River Walk. Tuscon Daily Photo has a photo of one of their benches up.

Red Eye




Sarah, Sonia and I saw this bird on our walk along the river on one of our outtings. His red eyes are a little creepy.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

10 Piece Fried Chicken



To go only! Because no one wants to watch you eat all that chicken in one sitting while they are trying to enjoy their meal. And I wonder how many fries you get?

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

OLLU



Building at Our Lady of the Lake University on the west side of San Antonio, with yes, more crape myrtles out front.

Our very own Shorty went to school here!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Malt House

Interior of the shot Sarah posted on July 12. The food here is pretty good. They are pretty well known for their burgers and their...malts.

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Fiesta Tower Again!



Hopefully the last of the Fiesta Tower pictures! Gives you a perspective of where the tower sits, and how traffic has to awkwardly drive around it. On the right, you can see bright umbrellas of the touristy side of the riverwalk (pics coming soon!), which is below street level. Hmmm...not too many large skyscrapers in down town San Antonio.

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Skee Ball



My all time favorite arcade/carnival game. You pay usually 25-50 cents to play, get 7 balls, and then toss them up the ramp and try to score the most points by getting the balls as close to the middle of the bullseye as you can. Depending on how well you do, you usually get tickets which you can trade in for some little plastic trinket.

Do you have skee ball where you live?

Friday, July 07, 2006

Quiet Riverwalk



A couple of days ago Shorty posted a shot of the super expensive apartments along a quiet area of the riverwalk. This is what that part of the river looks like. I think it would be kind of nice to have this as your backyard (though I'd miss a "real" backyard I think).

Shorty snapped the river apartments pic on July 5. Here's a shot from river view.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Lights, Camera, Action!


The training room at the library gets transformed for a taping of a local cable show about the library. Thiên was the spokesperson for the computer training program, while Sonia conducted a fake class for the sake of the camera. Everyone did great, even with the fits of giggles (you should take Word I first!).
Being directed, as if Thiên needs any direction, she's a Natural Born Superstar! Sarah and Soñia sit amongst the "students".

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Hanging Gardens


On the way back from grabbing lunch at Bill Miller's today I had to take a pic of the building. It's an apartment/condo complex called Left Bank Condominiums—because of it's situation to the River Walk. I like the way the flowers just flow over the balconeys. It reminds me a bit of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, just not as pretty I'm sure. :D




I also had to include the below picture, just because I haven't a Home Depot antennae ball before.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday!

Many of your may not know that today is a very important birthday here. Its been celebrated in this country for awhile now, and it is about time we make it an international event...




It's Sonia's 25th Birthday!
Hahahaha.
Happy Birthday Chicken Nugget.



p.s. She might kill me tomorrow at work for this post!

Monday, July 03, 2006

Funnel Cloud

My sister and I both thought the same thing as we were driving into work this morning when we saw this...Funnel Cloud. Of course for me it didn't help that I had just seen Twister the night before. But then...

If you look at the second picture you can see the smoke stacks are causing the cloud/smoke formation.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

National Shrine of the Little Flower


I love the golden domes on this church. I don't think I've ever gone in, but it seems as if I've passed it by many a time in my life.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

DP Theme Day: My Supermarket



My grocery store, not 2 minutes away (drive) from my house. HEB is a Texas chain grocery store.

I took pictures during an actual shopping trip yesterday afternoon. For comparison, this was my grocery list/bill. Many things were on sale as it is the beginning of a holiday weekend here.
3 liter Dr. Pepper $1.79 (€1.40)
1 lb. sugar $1.54 (€1.20)
Plain yogurt $1.59 (€1.24)
6 pack Shiner Hefeweizen beer $5.49 (€4.29)
1 can vegetable broth .89 (€.69)
2 small cans sliced black olives $1 (€.78)
1 container salt .34 (€.26)
1 small can cashews $3.37 (€2.63)
1 container hard tofu $1.29 (€1)
1 package shredded mozzarella $1.44 (€1.12)
200 feet aluminum foil $5.39 (€4.21)
1 lb. strawberries $1.99 (€1.55)
3 ears of corn on the cob $1 (€.78)
2 red bell peppers $1.54 (€1.20)
1 sm piece ginger .14 (€.10)
1 sm bag small red potatoes $3.99 (€3.12)
15 cremini mushrooms $1.82 (€1.42)
2 small zucchini .84 (€.65)
3 large carrots .50 (€.39)
3 bananas .55 (.43)
1 bag Spicy Thai chips $1.59 (€1.24)
1 sm bag radishes .50 (€.39)
2 large portabello mushrooms $3.99 (€3.12)
6 whole wheat rolls $1.99 (€1.55)
Whole wheat bread $1.79 (€1.40)
12 eggs $1.89 (€1.47)
12 pack LaCroix orange spring water $3.34 (€2.61)

Tax $1.30 (€1.01)

Total $52.89 (€41.38)

How does it stack up to your supermarket?

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