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 9/25/2009 5:27 PM

On our last day in San Antonio, Mary and I walked to the El Mercado --- the Mexican market. El Mercado is a world of year-round festivities, where the lively music of the mariachis serenade & the odor of Enchiladas will drive you mad with hunger.

Market Square also features a large indoor area with 32 shops. Visitors can sip margaritas in outdoor cafés, savor the finest Mexican foods including tasty fajitas, listen to the music of strolling musicians and visit shops filled to overflow with piñatas, Mexican dresses, curios, candies, jewelry, art, and an infinite variety of other items

This is one of the colorful booths in the building.
They were playing when we were there, and almost bought one of their CDs., I loved the sound of the wooden instrument.
This is a tile mural on the side of the Goodwill Building, across the street from the El Mercado. Note the workers are not living, they are part of the artwork as well.
This is a park, also across the street in an opposite direction for the El Mercado. Mexican based towns are big on parks everywhere. This one covers a large city block.
We saw this along our walk to the El Mercado. To our right was the street, but to our left...the street had been blocked off...and it dead-ended, forming a permanent place for vendors in push carts to sell food, tables to sit at to eat and listen to the music of the band that was playing.
This features some more 1" tile work. It's a seat along the street. Not the prettiest of subjects, since I don't care for snakes.
Another scene of the Mercado. Mary bought a leather purse in here. She bought one many years back when Milt and I took she and DH to San Antonio, and I've also bought her one from Mexico. It's the same purse I always carry and love.
This is the block before the El Mercado indoor stalls. There are restaurants, stores, music and dance stages here as well.
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Just an array of colors in the booths.
This is a shot of shops within another building at the El Mercado. This one also features stores, little food booths, tables to sit at once you order and stages for events all during the day.
We walked back to the motel and rested awhile, before we walked around the corner to eat supper at Texas Land and Cattle Steakhouse.
Our stay in San Antonio was quite enjoyable.
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 9/25/2009 5:57 PM

Oh - makes me want to visit! Thanks for sharing!

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 9/25/2009 11:44 PM

Great pictures! Joella, the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce should put you on their payroll! What a great city!

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 9/26/2009 12:29 AM

thanks for the pictures

will have to agree with everyone you make one want to go

you should be on their payroll


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 9/26/2009 10:18 AM

I love pan flute music, too. The Mexicans sure love color and being festive. Makes me feel happier just looking at all the color. The mural is truly beautiful! Thanks for sharing your visit!

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 9/26/2009 3:05 PM

Thanks Joella. Isn't it a cool place? the day we went (in March) they were also having a Tejan music festival and had several stages set up outside with lots of peppy music. This is where i bought my cowboy hat for 10 or 12 dollars, they had been over $30 every other place I had looked.


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