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Sentinels of San Antonio

My husband has been on a quest to photograph the inanimate people that watch over San Antonio. He made this cool video from the photographs along with his description of the project:

Video of the “The Sentinels of San Antonio” photo series, which focuses on the stonework, statues and murals that watch over us, mute and unchanging, as the rest of the world careens into chaos… I based it on the popular “Humans of…” books, but I’m looking at inanimate objects instead. Part of the fun is guessing where the photo was taken – some are obvious, many are not. If you are Puro San Antonio, you can probably guess most of them…. The intentional spooky music is by one of my favorite Irish artists, Enya, including – “Cursum Perficio” “Wild Child” “After Ventus” “Tempus Vernum”

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Appreciating the present

Sunset Station, San Antonio, Texas.
Photography by Debbie Sultemeier

“Happiness, not in another place but this place…not for another hour, but this hour.” Walt Whitman

I walk by this old train station every day without really noticing it. This morning the blue sky, trees leafing out and a new paint job on the building caused me to notice and appreciate the intricate plaster castings on the building. I spend a lot of time thinking about the future and often forget to appreciate the things and people right in front of me.

Sunset Station, built in 1902, stopped functioning as a train station in 1998. The building is now rented out for events.

Front of Sunset Station
Photography by Debbie Sultemeier
West-facing side of Sunset Station.
Photography by Debbie Sultemeier