All the pageantry of Fiesta–filling the streets and plazas of our 300 year old city with people turned out for parades and festivity, are made all the more striking when set against the iconic architectural backdrop of our city.¬†As important as the pageantry itself, the city and it’s buildings, are an important backdrop to the festivities and highlight the history and origins of the celebrations. Today our city shuts down to celebrate the Battle of Flowers parade as it passes by the Alamo and the heart of downtown San Antonio. Created to honor the battle of the Alamo and celebrate the diversity of Texas, the battle of flowers is said to be the founding event of Fiesta. Architecture is often the keeper of history,…