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.
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