Our San Antonio "celebrates the true soul of Texas, the city where Old Mexico, the deep South, the Wild West, and Native American culture meet. With more than 130 stunning images from local photographer Mark Langford, this book takes you from the historic Alamo to the stunning Tower of the Americas and beautiful Paseo del Rio, or River Walk, running through the heart of San Antonio. Longtime residents Susanna Nawrocki and Gerald Lair lead the tour, highlighting our city's best historic, cultural, and natural splendors: everything from the four mission churches, La Villita, and the Spanish Governor's Palace to the San Antonio Museum of Art, Fort Houston, Sea World, and even the AT&T Center, home of the multi-NBA champion San Antonio Spurs. Also showcased is San Antonio's rich Fiesta festival spirit, making Our San Antonio" the perfect book for both those who call this city home and those who want to remember a wonderful visit.
Quintessentially historic Texas, San Antonio is the place where Old Mexico and the deep South, the Wild West and Native American culture meet and mingle. A stunning photographic portrait of the city, this book conducts visitors and natives alike to San Antonio's best known and most beloved landmarks as well as her lesser-known but no less fascinating historic sites, natural splendors, and cultural marvels.
First stop, of course, is the Alamo, where more than 180 Americans and Texans, including Davy Crockett, lost their lives in a fierce thirteen-day battle with the Mexican army in 1936.
A tour of historic San Antonio also includes La Villita, one of the original settlements housing Spanish soldiers; the Spanish Governors Palace; Fort Sam Houston; San Fernando Cathedral; and four mission churches. San Antonio is also home to the famous Paseo del Rio, or River Walk.
The authors, longtime residents, take us along this thoroughfare through the heart of the city, along the San Antonio River's banks, past the teeming shops and restaurants, clubs, theaters, and posh hotels. They direct us then to the city's other highlights, such as the Tower of the Americas, Brackenridge Park and the San Antonio Zoo, the Marion Koogler McNay Museum and the San Antonio Museum of Art as well as five major military installations.