Monday, February 08, 2010


After our wonderful lunch on Friday we went to the Alamo.  It was very interesting to see, especially after we had already viewed the IMAX film about the Alamo.  This was the corridor on the side we entered.
Huge arches with metal bars make for pretty shadows. 
The front.....don't know how I managed to get a picture without people on it as there were lots of folks visiting that day.


Some of the walls are covered with creeping ivy.  Really pretty.
I had been told to listen for voices because some people find the Alamo is inhabited by the ghosts of those who fought for freedom from behind these walls, but I didn't hear anyone.  Not Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, Travis, or anyone else.  I do thank them for what they did and for setting the example of never giving up.  Everyone behind the walls was killed and their names are recorded on plaques inside the chapel.  There were men from Texas, Lousiana, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other states, and from the countries of Ireland, Scotland, and Mexico.  One man is known simply as John.  This was a very interesting history lesson.

Remember the Alamo.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

I did not get to visit the Alamo when we were there, but I really want to. I find it so hard to fathom that men acually fought and fought hard there. To think that they ALL died and yet the fort still stands. It is very heart touching and heart warming. I am sure it does not look as it did back then, with all the maintence that is done now it has to be much prettier than then. But what an awesome piece of history like you said.