A Cozy Merger of Venice and Las Vegas

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

A Cozy Merger of Venice and Las Vegas

I made my first ever trip to Texas last week for a travel assignment in San Antonio. The city’s historic district serves up a must-see dose of pedestrian culture centered around good times and great food.

The world renowned River Walk is a cozy merger of Venice and Las Vegas. People amble casually along the stone and cobble sidewalks which surround a series of canals that are always abuzz with water taxies.

Evening is the best time to experience this cultural epicenter, as the entire scene is lit up in a vibrant matrix of color, sight and sound. The restaurants serve boisterous, beer-fueled crowds of happy diners who love to eat, drink and laugh (and not necessarily in that order).

From a photographic standpoint, the River Walk can be particularly challenging. You’ll never get anything good without a tripod, as evening hours demand long exposures of up to 30 seconds. If you can manage to stake out a good spot and not get clobbered by the mobs of human traffic, chances are good you’ll come away with some very bright, very rewarding images.

For more photography, please visit my website:

http://www.sungalleryphoto.com

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