{san antonio} along the riverwalk

May 20, 2013

In the early 1900s, the San Antonio River was a dirty, muddy eyesore. Luckily, the city banded together to create the City Beautiful Movement, with ambitious beautification goals. After the massive 1921 flood, the newly formed San Antonio Conservation Society sought the help of architect Robert H. H. Hugman, who created a beautiful Riverwalk project for the city. The River Walk was finally completed in 1941. Eventually, the River Walk was expanded to a 13-mile greenbelt stretching from Brackenridge Park south to Mission Espada.

When I first found out I was going to San Antonio, my friend told me that there are 2 things worth seeing there: the Alamo and the Riverwalk. For sure, she was right about the Riverwalk because it was absolutely beautiful. It’s amazing to think you can be surrounded by so much nature when you’re smack in the middle of a city. It’s even more awesome that all the buildings along the Riverwalk really do utilize that to their advantage and it almost seems that there are two floors/levels to the city.

A beautiful riverwalk photo adventure:

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3 Responses to “{san antonio} along the riverwalk”

  1. erj said

    who knew texas was so pretty!

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