A couple of Saturday’s ago I took the day to travel to San Antonio, Texas to visit and remember the Alamo.
I had been planning to visit the Alamo since I first arrived in Texas back in August of 2017, but work schedules or weather or other events kept pushing back my plans. And, in speaking with some of my co-workers who live here in Texas, I was warned not to expect too much from a visit to the Alamo. Because, even as proud as native Texans are of the Alamo (it is referred to by them as “The Cradle of Texas Liberty”), they also recognize that its legend and history is much bigger than the actual structures and its location makes it extremely difficult to picture the battle in your mind’s eye.
That’s because the downtown area of San Antonio grew up around the fort and the Alamo is almost anachronistic in its modern-day setting. I tried to hide it in the photos I took by framing them out during the shot or cropping them out in editing the photos, but the old church and fort are surrounded, and sometimes even encroached upon by skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle of downtown traffic and life.
Still, as less than what might be expected, it was an enjoyable 90 minutes spent walking around the grounds, watching some of the re-enactors, and stepping a little closer to the history of this important location and battle.
Here are some photos from that visit.
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