Feb 13, 2024 - News

S.A. snapshots: Moody mirage

A shadowy shot of the Tower of Americas, seen from between two buildings, as fog sets in.

Edgar Allan Poe-esque views in San Antonio. Photo: Madalyn Mendoza/Axios

👋 Madalyn here with a moody sight that made San Antonio feel like a scene out of the Pacific Northwest.

Context: I shot this a few weeks ago while walking into the Plaza Hotel for brunch at the new Corinne. It was a chilly and dreary day, but since we don't get many days like it in San Antonio I decided to embrace the cozy vibes for a full day out, rather than hiding under the blankets.

  • The biting wind and puddles on the walk from my car to the hotel made me second-guess my decision — I'm not built for the damp and dark — but this view of the Tower of Americas peeking out of the trees stopped me in my tracks.

My camera roll is home to an array of Tower of Americas snapshots, spanning vibrant Fiesta celebrations to glittering New Year's Eve spectacles.

  • I was happy to add this unique angle of San Antonio cosplaying as Portland to my collection.

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