Sunday, July 3, 2011

Art on the River

We just spent the best day down on the

San Antonio river. There is a new section

of the river that has opened up: the Museum

Reach. It starts up at Pearl Brewery where

there are shops and restaurants too. You can

take the new river taxi down the river, through

a lock system, all the way to RiverCenter mall.

It takes you by the San Antonio Museum of Art.

But the neatest features are the art installations

all along the river, especially under the bridges.

The grotto, shown above, is along the sidewalk

beside the river. And the fish are huge, fiberglass

sun perch suspended under the bridge. They light

up at night, and are amazing! One of the installations

is made of colored strips of glass that sparkle on the

surface of the water as you pass under the bridge.

It is all a great addition to the RiverWalk, and makes

a perfect destination for a little tourism, a little culture,

and a lot of fun.

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