Category Archives: History

LA Times Explores Our Riverwalk

Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times Travel section featured a profile of our beloved Riverwalk entitled “Good times for San Antonio’s Riverwalk,” in which the author shares the fact that the Riverwalk attracts more visitors each year “than Universal Studios, New York’s … Continue reading

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¡Viva Fiesta!

A vibe of excitement is in the air; it’s almost palpable as the city prepares for its annual 11-day Fiesta. thepixelarchitect and I are, of course, Fiesta virgins this year, so we don’t quite know what to expect, except that … Continue reading

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The Guenther House

Not long ago, thepixelarchitect and I went for Sunday brunch at San Antonio’s iconic Guenther House. Built in 1860 by Carl Hilmar Guenther, a German immigrant who made his living, and eventually, his fortune milling flour. He and his wife, … Continue reading

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A Day in Austin: Texas State Capitol

The Texas State Capitol took six years to construct and was formally dedicated in May of 1888. The Capitol’s offical website describes the building: Completed in 1888 as the winning design from a national competition, the Capitol’s style is Renaissance … Continue reading

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A Day in Austin: LBJ Library & Museum

Austin is home to the University of Texas, which is home to the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library & Museum. According to its website: The Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum is one of thirteen presidential libraries administered by the National … Continue reading

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The Majestic Theatre

Last night, thepixelarchitect and I had the opportunity to take in a show (“Legally Blonde,” fun show) at The Majestic Theatre, “San Antonio’s oldest and largest atmospheric theater.” (Wikipedia) An “atmospheric theater,” as it turns out, is one “which has … Continue reading

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Our Neighborhood: Lavaca and Southtown

So, last Thursday, we stumbled — quite by chance — into the weekly neighborhood happy hour at La Frite Belgian Bistro, two blocks from our house. We had a great time meeting about two dozen of our neighbors and having … Continue reading

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