San Antonio Christmas Lights – 12/17/2017

This was an event.  It started at 5:00.  We  walked the Riverwalk to  see the Christmas Lights in San Antonio. It started at the 1904 Victorian Style Mansion that is the home of VFW Post 76.

This post was chartered June 15, 1917. The organizers of VFW Post 76 were veterans of the Spanish American War.

Priscilla handing out registration cards.

Heinz manning the registration table.

Susan stamping our books.

Ed at the VFW Riverwalk gateway.

Decorated lamp post.

Nice decorations.

Ed and a lamp post decoration.

Nicely decorated bridge.

This tile mural created some 70 years ago by Ethel Wilson Harris at her Mexican Arts and Crafts workshop on the banks of the San Antonio River has returned home.

Remnants of Hugman Dam which was built as part of the original River Walk to create a constant water level elevation through town.

Bougainvilla on our side of the Riverwalk. Cement trees on the other side.

Lamps in the Riverwalk wall look to be WPA era.

Mosaic portrait of Texas patriot and signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, Jose Navarro.

Cement bench may be an original WPA bench.

Lovely bridge .

I think this building has decorations that are called Freize Art.

Steps leading up from the Riverwalk with a fountain flowing beside them.

San Fernando Cathedran as it now appears was completed in 1873.

Crypt containing the remains of Davy Crockett, James Bowie, William Barret Travis and other heroes of the Alamo in the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio.

Bexas County Courthouse

Purple Heart Memorial

WPA built pedestrian bridge along the Riverwalk between Villita Street and Market Street where the river forms a loop.

View of the Riverwalk from the balcony of the Lone Star Cafe.

Waiting for dinner to arrive at the Lone Star Cafe.

Heading back to the VFW post after eating.

A River Walk mosaic depicting the San Antonio skyline with the Tower of the Americas in the middle.

Decorations across the river.

Wreath reflected in the river.

Tree at the dam and locks.

Post all lit up when we finished the walk.

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I am an avid Volksmarcher. I belong to Texas County Walkers in Mesquite.
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