historic market square

This San Antonio market area was only a few blocks from our hotel, so a group of us walked over after the closing remarks of our conference. I fell in love with the colorful vibrant displays of merchandise and festive restaurant decor.

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In the farmers’ market building (which no longer houses a farmers’ market) we were entertained with traditional Mexican dances. The costumes were lovely, and the young dancers were very cute!

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We had a late lunch in the heart of the market at Mi Tierra. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was festive. The staff were all pleasant and seemed to be enjoying their day. It was a great break in our day.

Mi Tierra Restaurant lunch at Mi TierraWe finished off our fantastic week with a walk along the River Walk. We had intended to take an evening cruise to enjoy the lights, but we missed the last boat – literally – by 15 minutes. Oh well. With all the food I consumed over the week, the exercise felt good. These are my new friends from Ontario – friends I intend to see again, whether they like it or not!

Riverwalk viewI still have photos to post from the conference and I’ll get on those as quick as I can. Been travelling with no time to post properly, and I’ve arrived home to a bit of flood damage (minor but frustrating) so I’ll need to deal with that first. Glad to be home.

 

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10 thoughts on “historic market square

  1. litadoolan says:

    I love the colours you have captured of the market place. So uplifting. Thank you for sharing this place.

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  2. We finished off our fantastic week with a walk along the River Walk. We had intended to take an evening cruise to enjoy the lights, but we missed the last boat – literally – by 15 minutes. Oh well. With all the food I consumed over the week, the exercise felt good. These are my new friends from Ontario – friends I intend to see again, whether they like it or not!

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  3. lumar1298 says:

    I’ll be there for the 4th of July. thanks for sharing. Looks so pretty and vibrant.

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  4. Chris lynd says:

    I’m loving all your photos from the trip and having you as a blogging friend. The Market may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I agree with you, the colours and the upbeat atmosphere was worth the visit. And that’s where I got my great necklace – turquoise, coral and almost silver!
    Your new Ontario friends look forward to seeing you again as well. Sorry about the water damage in your home and your wonderful city.

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    • Thanks, Chris. Now to get busy and get some more posts done! Thankfully our damage is minimal, but the heat and jet lag have me not wanting to deal with it! I put a fan in the room to dry things out – that counts as starting, doesn’t it?

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  5. The market looks totally up any artist’s alley:) The colorful displays are delightful to the eye for certain. I hope you don’t have too much of a clean-up.. I’ve been out a few days in a row and taking a break this weekend. I feel for those affected, it’s just horrific for some. Glad you’re home safe and sound πŸ˜€

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  6. Welcome home. Hope there is not too much clean up at your house. What a disaster for so many home owners in the city and environs…

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  7. ranu802 says:

    Your photographs are amazing,Terri.

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