We headed downtown to visit the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, a museum focused on the cultures that have made Texas what it is today. The flags outside represent the many places Texans have emigrated from. Lots to see and learn there. Two temporary exhibits of interest: a history of local craft brewing dating back to 1840, and The Will to Adorn: African American Dress and the Aesthetics of Identity commissioned by the Smithsonian and created through interviews by high school students with local business owners.
We caught a glimpse of the Alamo Dome, where they are expecting an influx of 200,000 for the Final Four. Note the NCAA brackets sculpture. And I finally got a photo of my favorite sign of Spring--blooming redbud. This one was planted in front of the Federal building in honor of those who were killed in the Oklahoma City bombing.
From there, we walked through the Hemisfair Park district, the site of the 1968 World's Fair known as HemisFair '68. The Tower of the Americas, built for the fair, remains and still draws crowds. The park district is now being redeveloped into a multiuse public gathering space. Some sights along our way . . .
Ann, Doug, Moose, Darla, Sunny, and with gratitude, Winnie and Chinny.