Espada Aqueduct

Terence Russell

Hillsboro, United States

Artist's Description

During our annual visit to San Antonio (where I attend a business related seminar), we once again toured the Mission Trail. I took some new photos of all the missions but the Alamo (because I did not have hours to find a short opportunity to photograph it without people in front) ala

Strangely, however, although it is along the route and a part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, this is the first time I took the time to photograph Espada Aqueduct (also known as the San Antonio Aqueduct." This is not so much because I had not previously visited, but because this is the first time there was more water than a small trickle. Of course from this angle, you cannot see the water in the aqueduct, but the creek running below is flowing well.

On the "National Historic Landmark ":http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId...

Probably constructed between 1731 and 1745, this sturdy masonry aqueduct was once part of an irrigation system serving five area missions. It is the only remaining Spanish structure of its type in the United States. It is included in San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

I added the underlining, because I thought this was a significant point.

Canon EOS Rebel T1i
Tamron 18-270mm lens

Tripod, 3 RAW images, Photomatix Pro 4.2

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