The Metro has an extensive public art collection, represented in all quadrants & in some out-of-the-way places. When I know I will have extra time
in an area of the city, I check the city's Interactive Public Art Map & seek out interesting public art.
On my way to a new listing (with a cool 3-D Walking Tour) in the Taylor Ranch neighborhood of Santa Fe Village, I pass a shaded little pocket park. Thirty-year mature shade trees line a 1/10-mile walkway with benches on each side; it meanders over a San Antonio arroyo culvert & connects to the Santo Domingo Bikepath greenspace. The park is a slice of green on the edge of busy Unser Blvd on one side & the limited-access Santa Fe Village pocket neighborhood on the other. Read More
The above garden & the trumpet vine garden below, surround a remarkable Spanish Pueblo Revival adobe home, complete with a latilla-covered portale & an elevated veranda, among other classic Spanish Pueblo Revival features. Read More
North Valley Photo Essay: The Los Ranchos Garden Tour
SW Vernacular-style was popular in the early 1900's; it
consists of creative ways to express rooflines that diverge from the typical Spanish Pueblo Revival style. Join me this Sunday, June 24th, for an Open
House at this urban & unique adobe-built, SW Vernacular-style home. It lives Downtown at 900 Silver Ave SW & is a fun place to visit. I like
how the kitchen has been remodeled to be included with the other public rooms, making it comfortable for the person(s) preparing dinner to converse
directly with her/his guests.