Nikon D300 ~ 18 – 200mm Nikkor lens
f11 ~ 15.00s ~ ISO 100
taken in San Antonio, Texas (US)
Dedicated to those who fought and gave their lives at the Alamo

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After visiting the Alamo and absorbing some of this shrine’s history, I felt this image should be taken in that same predawn hour that the fateful battle took place on the morning of March 6th, 1836.
Constructed in 1724, the Alamo was originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero. The Alamo served as home for the missionaries and their Indian converts until 1793, when Spanish officials secularized the missions in all of San Antonio and the community of San Antonio continued to grow.
On February 23rd, 1836, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna arrived with his army of approximately 2000 troops. The 200 defenders of the Alamo held out for 8 days, but in the predawn hours of March 6th Santa Anna’s troops attacked. The battle was over in less than an hour. A few of the wives and children who had lived in the fort survived and were allowed to leave the Alamo. Among the heroes who died trying to protect the Alamo were William B Travis, commander of the Alamo, Jim Bowie, renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.
While facts surrounding the siege of the Alamo are still debated, there is no doubt about what the battle has come to symbolize. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against overwhelming odds, where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.

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mission, alamo, san antonio, texas, remember the alamo, battle, independence, night, teresa burnett

Comments

  • Clare Colins
    Clare Colinsover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work Teresa :)

  • Thanks so very much Clare

    – TeresaB

  • KatMagic Photography
    KatMagic Photo...over 1 year ago

    Beautifully taken, Teresa! The lighting on this photo is so well captured . . Excellent information in your description also!

  • Thanks bunches Kat

    – TeresaB

  • Lynn Gedeon
    Lynn Gedeonover 1 year ago

    Lovely architectural shape!

  • thank you so much Lynn

    – TeresaB

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajover 1 year ago

    Fabulous work Teresa

  • Thank you so much Anna

    – TeresaB

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    Remember the Alamo…

  • Thank you so much Lori! Even though I have heard those words for years, visiting the
    Alamo gave a whole new meaning to them!!

    – TeresaB

  • Lori Peters
    Lori Petersover 1 year ago

    This is so beautiful..

  • Thank you so very much Lori, both for your wonderful comment and for the feature!! They are both greatly appreciated!!

    – TeresaB

  • BGSPhoto
    BGSPhotoover 1 year ago

    Teresa, Beautifully composed image. Wonderful clarity displays the texture of the building. I stayed at that Crockett Hotel many years ago.
    Bob

  • Thanks so much Bob!! I’m pretty short, and I had to really stretch to get all of the letters to show. I’m sure some folks will think it detracts, but I just thought it was so perfect in the background of the Alamo!

    – TeresaB

  • Elaine Game
    Elaine Gameover 1 year ago

    What a fabulous old building.. love this…

  • Thank you so much Laney

    – TeresaB

  • GemmaWiseman
    GemmaWisemanover 1 year ago

  • Thank you so very much Gemma!! The feature is greatly appreciated!!

    – TeresaB

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisover 1 year ago

    GREAT CAPTURE….AN IMAGE REALLY FASCINATING…LOVE THE CONTRAST OF COLORS!!!

  • Thank you so much Anna

    – TeresaB

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