It's true that the whole town doesn't look like that, but if you'd come downtown (the safest downtown in America; crime is much higher in the areas where people live who are afraid to come downtown) once in awhile and get out of your car you'd see lots of beautiful things. Go to the McNay - the parts that are the original house are as San Antonio as possible. The old neighborhoods are all full of delightful little surprises. And then of course there's the weird beautiful big surprises, like the giant votive candle on the West Side. Giant murals that can pop up anywhere. It's torn down now, but there used to be a little white commercial building, a garage or something, at Five Points that had a mural of an anthropomorphic wave dancing on a beach. I miss that. Also the papier mache dinosaurs that one house had in its yard on Woodlawn.
Holey cheese, I love this town. Health crap's been getting in my way of getting out in it lately, so I want to have more of it in the game where I can see it. Except right now I can't even get into my game...but I'm feeling better so maybe I'll get down to the library again soon.
Love that because hubby is from TX, we go to family reunion every year in the hill country. His brother is one of those blokes that owns hundreds of acres, surrounded by 16 foot fences to keep in the wild life. Different antelope are common, one guy had a giraffe. Them Texans, yee ha!