Exploring cemeteries while traveling is among my favorite things to do, and here are some memorable places for pondering Day of the Dead or All Saints and All Souls days (click on links to view more photos).Continue reading “Calling on souls on their days”
Street art encountered in Malaga, Spain
Only a decade or so old, but WordPress kept dropping hints that my blog format was outdated and becoming obsolete. The time was approaching that it would no longer function on the platform.
So here it is: the first post with a new look in a format I am trying to master. I promise not to include any of the curse words that my slip out of my mouth as I try to make heads and tails of it.
It happens to be that time of the year, halfway through, for that exciting list of what posts you have clicked on most during the past 12 months. My book has not dropped off the list yet, and I am grateful for that and that you continue to let the blog play boulevardier even though the writer actually is in a state of corona-hibernation.Click here to read the rest of this post and view more photos
Haunting the Graveyard: Unearthing the Story of the Coker Settlement
Know it appears suspicious that a post about the author’s book that finally made it into print popped up as the most-read by you during the past year, but you actually were that kind.
Of course, the controversial redevelopment plans for Alamo Plaza still remain of grave concern for those who love San Antonio. Will the plaza be fenced in? Will the Texas General Land Office repurpose the buildings on the west side of the plaza as a new museum or bulldoze those important historic landmarks? So many design issues remain unresolved as we enter 2020.
The author always hope postcards sent back from other places help tease out the boulevardier in you, seducing you into traveling more and serving as helpful guides when you do.
The following list represents the posts you clicked most in 2019, with the number in parentheses representing rankings from six months ago.
- Postcard from the Coker Settlement: Following long gestation, book finally due to arrive, 2019
- Has Alamo Plaza fallen in the hands of ‘reverential’ caretakers? 2019 (2)
- How’s the GLO managing Alamo Plaza? Welcome to the faux Alamo. 2019 (3)
- Postcard from Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy: History with a horse hanging overhead, 2019, (5)
- The Madarasz murder mystery: Might Helen haunt Brackenridge Park? 2012 (7)
- The danger of playing hardball with our Library: Bookworms tend to vote, 2014
- Postcard from Oaxaca, Mexico: ‘I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.’ 2019
- Postcard from Mexico City: The Lord of Poison and potent relics, 2017
- Postcard from Sevilla, Spain: Foods steeped in tradition, 2019 (11)
- Postcard from Sevilla, Spain: The most celebrated mother in Spain, 2019
- Postcard from Malaga, Spain: Street Art, Part I, 2019
- Postcard from San Antonio Botanical Garden: Walking across Texas without leaving home, 2019
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