Have you seen the movie Giant? If so, you might recognize this painting. 😉
From the Menger we went to a bar named Moses Rose’s, after the only man who chose to leave the besieged Alamo and on our way there we passed the Emily Morgan another historic hotel named after a figure critical to the Texas Revolution.
From there we headed to the Buckhorn Saloon which was established by 17 year old Albert Friedrich in 1881.
We ended our tour at a well known downtown establishment that holds a special place in my heart because my parents went on a date here. 😉
I always learn something new from Emzy, having someone who cares deeply about the city show off and discuss the history of some of its oldest gems, is truly an enchanting experience; I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone interested in learning more about the city, tourist or native. (As I mentioned previously you can find more information on booking a tour at http://www.sabarwlk.com.) On the way back to our car we passed by the Alamo again and another beautiful building downtown the Scottish Rite Cathedral. Hope you enjoyed a brief glimpse into some of the beauty that is San Antonio.
I’d been holding off on this post because I was thinking of doing these pictures as iPhone Fridays posts because they were all taken on my iPhone, but rather than running a three-month theme I thought I would share them in a couple of posts instead. 😀 This summer I was lucky to be invited to go on a unique historic walking tour called The Barwalk. I love my city and I must say, this is a really great way to get to see it; Emzy King is a phenomenal tour guide whose extensive knowledge about the city and it’s history borders on amazing. We began our tour in front of the Alamo, although we did not go inside I did find out there is no basement! I’m kidding, I knew there was no basement when I saw the movie; we’ll chalk that up to elementary school field trips. 😉
While every tour is different, ours led us to the Menger Bar at the historic Menger Hotel. The history of the Menger is too rich and lengthy to condense into a couple of sentences, so I’ll just name drop instead… Teddy Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Mae West, what do you expect from an architecturally beautiful hotel that opened in 1836?
In the second part of this post we’ll continue along the tour, if you are interested you can find more information on The Barwalk at http://www.thebarwalk.com/.