Saturday, March 31, 2007
Friday, March 30, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Hi folks! I'm the new guy - actually, the only guy. I'd like to thank Thien and Shorty for letting me join in all the fun!
This is a photo of the logo of the Berlin Iron Bridge Company, who built the Augusta Street Bridge in 1890 - with a big bank building looming in the background.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
When the AT&T Center is not hosting a Spurs basketball game, you can catch some hockey action. Last night I went to my first hockey game and watched the SA Rampage defeat the Omaha team (can't recall their name). I had more fun than expected but I realize I'm more into basketball and football I think. Tonight the Spurs play the Hornets and we'll see if the ice impacts the b-ball court, as it sometimes can with back-to-back events like this.
Tuesday, March 27, 2007
It has been pretty gloomy here lately. We have actually been getting some rain and our days have been overcast like this. I am not complaining b/c I like this weather (since we don't get this very often so it's something different) and also b/c we need the rain. (If you check out Seguin DP, you see one of the benefits of all the rain!)
Monday, March 19, 2007
I have been meaning to go get a shot of the Depot so I had a chance yesterday during the Spurs Casino Afternoon, a fan appreciation event. I don't gamble but there were door prizes in addition to photo opportunities so I took Sonia I. with me. While Amtrak does run through the Depot, as do other freight trains, it now has restaurant and event facilities. It's located next to the Alamodome so events attendees from there often park in this area and grab a bit before or after their events.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
I was acting as chauffeur for Mark and his boss b/c they needed a ride downtown (limited parking) and I parked near the Emily Morgan. It is a very interesting hotel, supposedly haunted! It's Gothic Revival architecture and is rather well-known across the country. It's also conveniently located next to the Rivercenter Mall and the Alamo -- the heart of downtown. It's not cheap...click here to view their site.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
Before my trip to CA, I wanted to pick up a little gift for my brother and his wife and I wanted it to be something local to SA or at least very representative of SA. Naturally, I stopped by Alamo Fiesta and browsed. You can get more information from their website but basically it is a treasure chest of handcrafts from Mexico. I love the place. I ended up buying them a cute bowl on little feet with a spoon to go along with it.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I took this photo as we were about to enter the San Antonio Wine Festival (Thien called it the Swine Festival. *hehe*) held at the Alamodome. I loved the look of the sky and even my sister pointed out the photo op to me.
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Monday, March 05, 2007
I pass this little red train car (I'm assuming it's a caboose, I have no real idea) everyday and before this shot all I've gotten is a blue. This is not the great shot that I've been looking for, but I reckon I can't ask my driver to come to a complete stop on this piece of 80 mph highway. :D I always wonder if someone lives in there. I think it would be nice to, or at least use it for a little home away from home.
Sunday, March 04, 2007
We pass this Skateland every day on the way in to school/work. This is the best shot I've been able to get so far, from a moving car on the highway. Lately this highway has been getting slower and more congested, which makes for a very road-ragish sister for a driver. :D
Saturday, March 03, 2007
A bit ago one of the Daily blogs was talking about school buses and the colors of such. Well a few days later I saw this one. It's white as you all can see. It's for a local day care center run by the local chapter of the Daughters of Charity.