San Antonio Portrait
Celebrating the charm of one of America’s most distinctive cities through 150 dramatic color photographs
In San Antonio Portrait, Mike Osborne’s camera captures the architectural and festive spirits of Spain and Mexico that have pervaded the city for nearly three centuries, as he takes a fresh look at treasured historic landmarks and at exciting contemporary additions to the scene. Many of the city’s favorite places, and some of its most festive events, will be recognized quickly. Others may take a bit longer. A foreword by the noted historian T. R. Fehrenbach puts them in perspective, and includes several rare archival photos as well.
In addition to perceiving the heart of the city, San Antonio Portrait vividly relates the Spanish legacy to other exceptional aspects of the city’s built environment, one so distinctive it helps make San Antonio one of the nation’s top travel destinations. From courthouse to convent, charro to mariachi, mission church to university chapel, shopping mall to River Walk, San Antonio Portrait unveils a city that, chances are, you’ve never quite seen.