April 19


Should Miraflores be a park or a museum?

Not the original, but it still stops traffic on HildebrandNot the original, but it still stops traffic on HildebrandLittle Miraflores Park, crowded on three sides by concrete and traffic, may forever be cut off from its one true friend – Brackenridge Park, which lies just across the river. Those western banks are frequently busy with joggers from Incarnate Word and pairs of migrating ducks who like the still, shallow water.

But the gate to the new Miraflores Park bridge is locked day and night, ostensibly to protect the fragments of the once lavish garden of Dr. Aureliano Urrutia, a physician and politico whose personal style was so over-the-top that it defies any attempt to wrestle it into adjectives.

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