The Gunter Hotel is historic and a great place to stay. It was built around the turn of the century and is in the middle of renovations, although even at the best of times, it is not all that photogenic.
Got up around 8:30 and was out walking around the street soon after. Being a poor sleeper, even at the best of times, I did admire this tired cowboy who seemed to be fast asleep when I walked by and took this compromising photo. More interesting was that fact that he took his boots off and just left them on the sidewalk where anyone could have taken them, but obviously didn't. I'm sure this was not the first time he did this with full confidence that the boots would be there upon wakening. In Texas, boot stealing must be akin to cattle rustling. Something which is just not done. Compared to this, the rest of San Antonio paled in comparison, nice and worth seeing, but with a kind of inexplicable blandness about it that is best viewed on picture postcards. Even the Alamo which is a must see, seemed smaller than you might imagine and only mildly interesting in its renovated and sort of cordoned off state.
Anyway, I have been on the road in search of America, and this is certainly a sight you won't see in Paris or Budapest. But if you love Tex-Mex food, you are in the right place.
As I always like to say, if you get even one really good picture, it has been a great day, photographically and I peaked early today.