We recently spent a beautiful December evening enjoying the holiday lights and exploring downtown San Antonio. In my last post we were awaiting a special event on Main Plaza. With a crowd gathered in anticipation it was time for the main event -- San Antonio|The Saga.
300 years of our city's history in light and music projected on the front of San Fernando Cathedral. An exciting event created by French artist Xavier de Richemont in consultation with local history and culture experts.
I couldn't help thinking the cactus is a bit of an artistic stretch but the verticality works.
Spectacular images moving, blending, changing in time with music from an excellent sound system.
The artist said he was thrilled with the request to bring his work to San Antonio because he loves our city and culture.
The Battle of the Alamo
As more and more people arrived, it was not as easy to get good photos of the show
Moving closer to see the detail. Electronic mapping with GPS precisely fit the video to the architecture.
Beautiful images from our history
Fiesta represented with swirling flowers
After 24 thrilling, jawdropping minutes, the music and light faded away. Bravissimo!
What: San Antonio|The Saga
When: Tues, Fri, Sat, Sun nights every 30 minutes beginning from 9:00 pm, 9:30, and 10:00 pm.
Check the website for current information.
Where: The facade of San Fernando Cathedral, Main Plaza
Why? Because you have to experience this.
It's free of charge and funded through private donations. The show is licensed for 10 years so it will be around for a while. If you can't be here in person, this You Tube video provided by the artist shows the entire presentation.