Monday, March 16, 2009

Mi Tierra, Market Square, San Antonio

OK, it's worth going to Texas for no other reason than to go to this restaurant! And look! It never closes!

This is where we had lunch, in Market Square, in San Antonio.

I was practically drooling and hyperventilating in the entry alone, there was so much I wanted to photograph!

We were really, really hungry, and Doug managed more patience than anyone has a right to ask of Hungry Spouse, and I shot away, not getting the best settings or compositions in the world, but enough to play with.

Hot already (especially for us Northerners), the interior of this restaurant must be entirely heated by millions of little lights. I kept wondering about what the cost would be to replace them all with those new LED Christmas lights.

Who's that crazy woman with the camera hiding by the plants by the bathroom, photographing the restaurant. I try to keep photography in a restaurant to a minimum, but this place just begs to be photographed!



Here we made a Terrible Mistake. After the delicious, inexpensive, meal, we passed up dessert! What were we thinking? This place is well-known for its Mexican pastries, and we could have easily carried some back with us to our hotel. Oh, woeful day!

These guys came over and serenaded us by our tables.



And after this, we headed back to our hotel, where I rested for about 20 minutes, and then headed back to the River Walk without Doug, with my little River Taxi pass in one hand, camera in another, and multiple maps in the other.

17 comments:

pat said...

Man, love the ceiling in there! You are right--it is a photographer's paradise. So many details, so little time...

Steph said...

These colors are so amazing. Great job!

Sharon said...

Looks wonderful!

CindyTykie said...

Wonderful captures

Kristen Wagner Penn said...

That is beautiful!! I just may have to stop there when we're in San Antonio next week.

Beth said...

These are some of my favorite shots of your trip! That is one awesome looking place to eat!

Maria said...

This place is a feast for the eye - especially a photographer's eye. How fun!

Meaghan said...

What an amazing restaurant! How does anyone eat with so much to look at!

Mandy said...

You paissed up desert! Girl...never. :)

LOL

I seriously always have desert when we go out to eat. I don't get those treats at home that much so I always go for it big time even if I am stuffed. I am SURE Jenny Craig loves me.

And the colors in these photos are beyond magical. I cannot get over the amazing glitz. I always told Michael that I wanted to be buried in a Mexican cemetery (I am not Catholic) because they looked SO freaking festive! Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Nicki, said...

A delicacy to the eyes. What a gorgeous location and to 'not' have pulled out the camera would have been blasphemy. TFS!

Reds said...

Wow - photographer heaven!! Look at all that color!! Lucky girl!!

Jeanne said...

Amazing lights and colors! What a feast for the eyes, as well as the tummies, I'm sure!

Bobbi said...

Oh wow, yeah there was no way you could keep your camera just at your side in that place. I would have to photograph everything too, what an amazing atmosphere!

Jess said...

WOW, I'm with you, there is NO WAY I could have passed up taking photos in there! That is so awesome!

Becky said...

Oh, wow! What a ceiling! Love all those lights!

Suzy said...

Wow these are so colorful! Wonderful shots!

Shanna Jones said...

Wow, there's so much to see!