The Alamo, San Antonio, TX

                                       The Alamo, tucked in between modern high-rise buildings

The Alamo is probably the most well-known piece of Texas history, famous for it’s part in gaining Texas independence from Mexico.   The fort that was once in the wilderness is now surrounded by the city of San Antonio, as you can see in the photo above, which was taken from the Hemisfair tower.

One can tour the fort and see a movie about the famous battle.  The grounds also include a beautiful, peaceful garden that belies the famous history.

The Alamo was originally the Mission San Antonio de Valero, a Catholic mission combined with a fortress.  It was only after the mission was abandoned that it became a fortress.  The best rendition of the history of the Alamo was provided by the Kingston Trio, which you can hear if you click on the arrow below.  There are more photos in the album, too.


Original post September 30, 2010

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