Monday’s Monument: Virtues of Life, Lagos, Nigeria

Monday’s Monument: Virtues of Life, Lagos, Nigeria

In 2018 TerraKulture, a cultural arts center in Lagos, partnered with the Nigerian government to simultaneously erect 19 new monuments “to boost the aesthetic landscape of the State…and further place the State on global tourism scene and the hub of Africa...
Dam It!

Dam It!

You can still observe traces of San Antonio’s elaborate colonial-era irrigation system of dams, gates and canals. Together, these are known as known as acequias (pronounced a-SAY-key-as.) They irrigated the labores (pronounced la-BORE-ays, meaning fields) and...
Saint Joskes

Saint Joskes

Joske’s, a home-grown department store chain, started business in Main Plaza in 1867 and operated there until 1873. Julius Joske sold the store when he returned to Berlin, but came back to San Antonio with his family and opened a new Joske’s on Alamo...
El Camino Real de los Tejas

El Camino Real de los Tejas

  El Camino Real de los Tejas (also known as “The King’s Highway”) stretches 2,500 miles from colonial Mexico City through Texas and ends in Natchitoches, Louisiana. This trail provided the only primary overland route from Mexico across the Río...