The Pearl Brewery buildings have been an iconic presence along the San Antonio river for more than a century. Now known simply as "The Pearl" the brewery closed in 2001 and the buildings have been redeveloped into spaces for restaurants, shops, and special events. It's one of my favorite places in town because it also provides easy access the north end of the River Walk. Last night we went down to take a look at The Pearl and the nearby "River of Lights" display.
The former brewing building is outlined in lights. The smokestack is one of several in town which have been preserved.
Like a giant gingerbread house.
You can see this view from the nearby freeway.
A look at the shopping area and the beautiful oak tree in the courtyard.
Another view of the courtyard with a train car on display
The former stable is used for special events.
The River of Lights display is about 1.5 miles long and an addition to the more famous light display along the Paseo del Rio downtown. This is behind the old admin building.
The lights stretch across the river and arch over Rio Taxi and river barge riders.
Closer view of the tree
Reflections of the tree and handrails near the dam
The San Antonio version of the Brooklyn Bridge.