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The Alamo Cenotaph, San Antonio, Texas, USA 3
San Antonio's "Alamo Cenotaph" pays tribute to the men who died defending the ancient mission in 1836 rather than surrender to overwhelming odds. Titled "The Spirit of Sacrifice," the Cenotaph (or "empty tomb") was created by sculptor Pompeo Coppini from a design envisioned by architect Carlton Adams. Begun in 1937, the Cenotaph took two years to complete and is itself now a historical treasure. According to tradition the Alamo Cenotaph marks the spot where the slain defenders of the fortified mission were piled after the battle and burned in great funeral pyres. The remains were later collected by local citizens and today located in a marble casket at nearby San Fernando Cathedral. Erected through the auspices of the Texas Centennial Commission, the monument is sculpted from Georgia marble and stands upon a base of pink Texas granite. Seen on the sides of the Cenotaph are carvings of the Alamo defenders, including depictions of William B. Travis, Jim Bowie, David Crockett and James B. Bonham. The monument also bears the names of men who died at the Alamo.
Copyright: James Womack
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 5000x2500
Taken: 06/11/2012
Загружена: 06/11/2012
Обновлено: 03/04/2015


Tags: san antonio; alamo; alamo plaza; texas; tx; cenotaph
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