The Sunday Traveler will begin today where she left off last Sunday, roaming the streets of San Antonio, Texas; exploring street art was one of the highlights of this trip. The city’s street art initiative, begun in 2018, has only added more of San Antonio’s art culture and taken it to the streets.
The photos that will be shown today are all along what amounts to about two long city blocks in an older industrial area that ends in railroad tracks. Across the street, behind me, is some kind of construction company work yard, chain link fence, metal, trucks, the antithesis of the art across the street.
Walk through those doors and I think you might forget about construction yards
I stand in the middle of a dead-end street taking photos, but continue to look back over my shoulder, worried about a gravel truck sneaking up behind me. Or a horseman from this mural.
Can you see why I might keep looking over my shoulder? My imagination runs wild when I’m out taking photos.
This mural, a favorite of mine, is of a famous Tex-Mex singer, Selena Quintanilla, the “Queen of Tejano” music, unfortunately murdered in 1995 by a woman who worked for her. The mural of Selena is in another part of town, but I wanted to be sure and display it here.
I wrapped up my day in awe of what San Antonio continues to do for the arts.