Flamboyant hues and a bold mixed-media style make for a stunning visual tribute to the city of San Antonio. Quotes and captions accompany over 80 color reproductions of paintings by W. B. Thompson, whose influences include Vincent van Gogh and fauvist Raoul Dufy. San Antonio's loveliest attractions are portrayed, including the old Catholic missions, cobblestone lined Paseo del Rio, and the Governor's Palace, labeled "the most beautiful building in San Antonio" by National Geographic. Renditions of a local rodeo and a taqueria on the historic West Side assure that the full flavors and authenticity of this laid-back city come through. An appendix provides additional background on each painting.