September 26, 2016

On The Road - San Antonio: The Saga

San Antonio:  The Saga
The SDP staff has returned from its Wild, Wild West tour of four national parks, plus a brief stop in San Antonio, Texas!  For the most part, SDP posts have always been limited to Florida; however, with such picturesque adventures to share, the Editor in Chief has waived that rule (to the immense delight of the entire staff.)  So, anticipate a steady diet of "On The Road" photos for awhile!  

While visiting San Antonio earlier this month for a conference, the hotel concierge recommended I check out something called "San Antonio: The Saga".  It's an art installation of sorts that you have to see and experience in person, but here's a brief explanation:  The history of San Antonio is told through a colorful video light show that is displayed on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the U.S.  The show starts at the beginning of time, goes through the Alamo, and concludes with San Antonio today -- a bustling, diverse and prosperous city.  (This photo was taken with my iPhone, believe it or not.)  The idea originated two years ago as a way to attract visitors to the area -- and it has worked!  The exhibit is free and lots of people attend the showings.  Designed by artist Xavier de Richmond, it's very creative -- one of the most amazing video displays I've seen.  Only music is used -- no narration -- for the entire 20 minute program.  As I mentioned, you really need to see it in person, but here's a video I found on YouTube.   Hope everyone has been doing well in the Blogosphere!  I look forward to catching up with you soon.

7 comments:

Jack said...

That looks fantastic, SRQ. I saw a similar eye-popping light show in Rouen, France, and did not realize that it is now being done in San Antonio.

Kate said...

A glorious photo and great narrative on your post today. Your trip must have been so enjoyable and eye-popping!

Lowell said...

Those type shows are very cool. I've seen several (via YouTube) but this looks like one of the most colorful!

Andy said...

Oh my! So lovely.

bill burke said...

Stunning! Looks like you had a great time visiting.

William Kendall said...

That is amazing!

We are: Clamco said...

That looks awesome!