Walkin’ the walk . . .

Three of us get out and walk the River Walk on the lunch hour as often as we can. It’s a fast walk (3.6 – 4.0 miles per hour). What a relief it was to me (the less fit one) to take a break to enjoy the following sight.
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First set of Mallard ducklings on the river. Can you find all seven?
Several ventured in the water, but stayed close to the shore.

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A week or so ago, I finally made it to the Pearl Brewery, a new stretch of the River Walk called the Museum Reach. It goes by the Museum of Art and incorporates a number of artist projects. The Pearl, as a brewery, closed down in 2001 after 118 years and has a second life as a retail, school, residential community. I wanted to view and take photos, so the other two continued on without me.

First it was the hanging perch.

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The bridges I went under had this cut, interlaced metal.

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Across the river as I head toward the Pearl, was the Grotto created by concrete artist Carlos Cortés.

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The larger bird is a cormorant. The smaller black bird is as of yet up identified. Mallards are common and at least one pair of red-shoulder hawks nest in a tree on our regular walk.

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Finally I reach the Pearl. This is the backside of the Pearl.

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The Grotto again

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Museum of Art is housed in the old Lone Star Brewery buildings.

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Hop storage

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The walk ended up being 3.5 – 4 miles. Luckily there is some flexibility in my job. Slowing down to enjoy the walk made the day’s work more enjoyable.

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