I’ve learned over the years that photo opportunities aren’t always directly in front of you, hence the title of this post. Here are some more shots from the San Antonio Riverwalk expansion that require that you look up, down or around, to find.
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Just some shots of flowers and plants from the San Antonio Riverwalk expansion.
The River Expansion is a great place to take shots of water. Water can convey so many things: movement, stillness, power, serenity. I tried to capture a little bit of all these, and maybe something more.
The art exhibit here was auditory. There were speakers placed under the bridge and these guys were working on the setup. The guy with white hair in all black is the artist. We actually got to hear it being tested on the walk back. Pretty neat stuff.
We were told that, not only were all the water features we were seeing put there for beauty, the also help put oxygen back in the water to help sustain the wild life.
When the wind blows, the fish will look like they are swimming. Whether John Navarrete here will swim when the wind blows also, has yet to be determined.
We were also told about a colony of bats that lives just past the fish under the bridge. As dusk approaches, they emerge and fly out for food. It is said to be quite the sight.
All in all, I had a complete blast. I think San Antonio is really putting it’s best foot forward with this project. A couple of things to note, there won’t be any restaurants or hotels on this part of the Riverwalk making it a much more peaceful, quiet walk than the main walk. Also, the grand opening of the Expansion Project will be on Saturday morning with dedications, speeches and free barge rides. Should be a great, great experience.
Last night I had the pleasure of getting an early tour of the new Riverwalk expansion project. As of this morning, I have only had time to edit a few photos, but there will be even more forthcoming.
We started the tour with out tourguide, Steve Shower at the Brooklyn Ave Bridge. While we only walked about a mile, the new expansion project covers 1.33 miles and stretches from Lexington Ave to Josephine.
At Brooklyn, is the lock and dam where the barges can change heights. They also had a really cool pavillion. The floor of the pavillion has a great mosaic of a compass which they removed the cardboard from for just a sec. Unfortunately, by the time I got in position and could see through the crowd, they had recovered it. Consequently, since I couldn’t shoot down at the mosiac, I looked up and took this through the roof.
That’s all I have for now, but I will be editing and posting some more tonight. Stay tuned!