July Vacation – The Alamo

This past week, hubby and I went to San Antonio for a college friend’s wedding. We decided to make this trip our vacation this year, so we extended our trip a bit more than others.

On our first day we visited the historic Alamo. We were surprised at how close it was to our hotel and to the San Antonio River Walk. We arrived at the hottest part of the day and happily learned admission was free. We opted for the audio tour, which I would recommend. It really gave us some wonderful information.

Enjoy some photos from the Alamo. It is small today compared to what it was in 1836. But, it is pretty interesting. Sadly, we were unable to take images within the mission itself, so all photos are from the grounds, which are impressive in their own right.

The Alamo

The Alamo through the trees. It is right in the middle of town. Odd to be walking along a modern street and come across a building from the 1700s.

 

The Alamo from the front. It is a beautiful building.

The Alamo from the front. It is a beautiful building.

 

The Alamo

The Alamo front with a modern building next to it. It is amazing to see the old and the new together.

 

The Alamo Garden

Behind the Alamo is a beautiful garden. This garden wasn’t part of the original structure, but added for the 1968 World’s Fair.

 

The Alamo Garden

Beautiful trees and pathways at the Alamo garden. The gardens are peaceful, even with many people wandering about.

 

The Alamo koi

There is a small stream between the Alamo and the gardens. In this stream are incredibly large koi. They do say everything in Texas is bigger…

 

The Alamo cactus

Beautiful cactus outside the Alamo. The flowers were gorgeous and sitting next to the Alamo mission made them amazing.

 

The Alamo at night

Seeing the Alamo at night is amazing. It is gorgeous as the sun is setting. The blue sky against the mission is just gorgeous.

 

The Alamo doors

I have a fascination with doors. Especially old doors. These doors are amazing.

 

The Alamo tree

This tree stands to the right of the Alamo in front. In the evening with lights illuminating it, the tree is incredibly beautiful.

 

The Alamo at night

This was one of the images I desperately wanted to get while on vacation. The trick to this image is to go later at night to avoid people walking around. I took this around 11:00 p.m. at night. I love this photo!

 

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One comment on “July Vacation – The Alamo

  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi Christina! Love your work! Just saw the images you took around The Alamo and was very impressed. I am the lighting designer that lit up the grounds there. Keep it up!

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