St. Catherine's Indian School , Santa Fe, New Mexico
St. Catherine's Indian School was founded in 1894. It was established as a school to teach natives academia and industrial trades. The school graduated generations of students who went on to become Tribal leaders, educators, artists, scholars and professionals in respected fields across Indian Country. The last class graduated in 1998, and is has been closed since then. There is currently a court battle going on between the current owner and the Historic Design and Review Board as to the fate of the school and property.
Lonestar Brewery Pool, San Antonio
The old Lone Star Brewery sits quietly south of downtown San Antonio. It was built in 1933 right after prohibition ended. It was closed in 1996 due to Lone Star headquarters moving to Longview, Texas. There have been several developers looking into restoring the property, but all have failed because of financial circumstances . It's enormous swimming pool is located in the back of the brewery and is a haunting reminder of the good times and days gone by.
San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Project 2012
Every Christmas the Riverwalk is adorned with over one million holiday lights. It is a magical scene. Recently the lights were upgraded from basic electrical Christmas lights to LED lights. Initial construction began in 1939 by visionary architect Robert Hugman. It is the second most visited tourist attraction in Texas (The Alamo is the first) and has over 10 miles of walkways.
San Antonio Speedway, Hwy 16
The San Antonio Speedway was active from 1977 until 2007. It was recognized as Texas' only high banked 1/2 mile paved racing oval. It closed because of financial reasons, but recently reopened and was reconditioned in 2012 to continue it's racing legacy.
Night Series, San Antonio
All of these places are located in downtown San Antonio. I chose to photograph them at night for a project I was working on for my BFA Thesis exhibition. Most had a mysterious intriguing quality that i noticed daily, but became more apparent at night. Some of them have recently been bought and reconditioned. Others have been demolished.