Tell me a Story: May 2019

If you did not read my previous post we are in San Antonio for a few days.  After visiting the Alamo, I had a list of places in the “town” area that I wanted to see.  First on my list was St Fernando Cathedral.  So we meandered through the town until we reached it.

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We passed canals and interesting buildings.

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We stumbled across a lock wall.  I have seen this a couple of times in different cities.  This has probably been the biggest one I have seen.

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We passed the courthouse, which I initially thought might have been the Spanish Governor’s Palace.  But no, his palace was not as lavish as this beautiful building.

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And finally we had arrived at the San Fernando Cathedral.  A incredibly beautiful building set in the heart of the city.

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I went inside to discreetly take some images.  The building was as beautiful inside as out.

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Both side walls showed the various stations of the cross, along with stunning stain glass windows.

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This was definitely a stop to make.

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In contrast to this incredible old building, just down the road was a glass building stories high.  These are the sights of San Antonio.

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Despite the straight lines this building has, it felt like it was tipping over.

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The last place on my list was to see the Spanish Governor’s Palace.  To say I was a little disappointed would not be lying.  Not sure what I expected but it was not this.

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This building was the residence of the captain of the San Antonio de Béxar Presidio, José de Urrutia was the first presido captain in the 1730’s.  His son Toribio de Urrutia, took over from his father in the 1740’s and lived in this building as well.

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San Antonio is an interesting city of old and new and well worth the visit.  Watch out for more blogs on the places we got to visit.

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