At the start of the walk we had sprinkles, but they were so light we weren't even sure it was raining. The sprinkles stopped and the day warmed up, but we had clouds which helped keep the temperature down.
Most of our walk was in Monte Vista Historic District of San Antonio. Not only did we enjoy seeing Pianta's work on some homes, but many homes in the neighborhood are gorgeous.
|Mural on a restaurant|
|Greek Orthodox Church, St. Sophia, 1926|
|Hannibal Pianta concrete work|
|Greek Orthodox Church|
|Detail on top of tower - |
Greek Orthodox Church
|Film crew's trailers.|
|Franklin House at San Antonio Academy|
|Stribling House - San Antonio Academy|
Monte Vista Historic District
One of several San Antonio suburbs created between 1890 and 1930, Monte Vista has retained much of its historic character from the that time...
The neighborhood is an eclectic blend of many styles of architecture, including Georgian and Renaissance Revival, Mediterranean, Neo-Spanish, Victorian, and Art Deco...
Characterized by its distinctive homes and colorful history, Monte Vista is a reminder of San Antonio's growth and turn-of-the century development.
The next few photos are of the Jay Adams House. The following information is from a Texas Historical Commission marker in front of the home (paraphrased): Built by developer Jay Adams, this three-story Queen Anne-style house is built of rusticated limestone and wood. Features of the house include covered porches, wood shingle decoration, carved stone detailing, leaded and stained glass windows and elaborate metal work. Delightful details include a rounded corner tower, multi-planed roof, and intricate front porch railing with griffins flanking the main entry.
|Jay Adams house|
|Close-up of griffin on carved stone base|
|Griffins flanking the main entrance|
|We marveled at this tree trunk!|
|"The Scholar is the Student of the World,"|
by Waldine Tauch
Sunday evening, was our rock 'n' roll date night. For starters, we headed to Hard Rock Cafe for dinner. Our waiter was thrilled to hear about Australian Pink Floyd; he had never heard about them before. While he was in the kitchen talking to his co-worker, he said Led Zeppelin 2 was the opening act! We had no idea we'd be hearing TWO bands as our tickets said only "Australian Pink Floyd."
From the Hard Rock Cafe, we walked to the Majestic Theatre. A week and a half ago we had been here for the Weird Al Yankovic concert where we had seats on the main floor under the balcony. This time our seats were in the mezzanine, so we had a full view of all the gorgeous hand-crafted decorative plaster, statuary, and ornate carvings in the Majestic Theatre.
|Decorative plaster in the mezzanine|
(and, no, I'm not plastered)
|Decorative plaster everywhere|
|The white peacock|
|Inside the Majestic Theatre|
|Led Zeppelin 2's drummer doing a solo|
The show was excellent. We clapped, we sang along, but mostly just enjoyed the musicianship of this band along with the accompanying laser light show.
|Fantastic back-up singers...each had her own solo|
on one song.
|"Another Brick in the Wall" with a huge, creepy|
inflatable "teacher" on the right of the stage
|Of course there had to be a kangaroo in here somewhere|
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