0 Likes

The Alamo Cenotaph, San Antonio, Texas, USA 2
USA
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
Typ: Spherical
Upplösning: 4000x2000
Uppladdad: 06/11/2012
Uppdaterad: 21/07/2014
Visningar:

...


Tags: san antonio; alamo; alamo plaza; texas; tx; cenotaph
comments powered by Disqus

James Womack
The Alamo Cenotaph, San Antonio, Texas, USA 3
Shawn T Moore
Under the bridge at the San Antonio River walk
Magnus Dahlgren
River Walk at Night
Magnus Dahlgren
River Walk Bridge at Night
Magnus Dahlgren
Riverwalk at Night
Magnus Dahlgren
River Walk under Presa St
Emily Anderson
San Antonio Riverwalk near Drury Hotel
Emily Anderson
San Antonio Riverwalk Area in front of Restaurant
Phil Warner
San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas Lights
Irmin Wehmeier
San Antonio River Walk Restaurants
Emily Anderson
Outdoor Pool Area of Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk
James Womack
The Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas USA
luis davilla
manhattan from empire state building. new york
luis davilla
manhattan from press lounge rooftop bar. new york
Ian Chappel
Foreland Point Lighthouse
luis davilla
Soho360
Daniel Christaldi
Gran Turismo - R35 in Ronda Spain
Daniel Oi
Cantilupe Chantry, Lincoln Cathedral, England
Christian Bersano
Nosy Be Heure Bleue Bungalow Luxe
Nikolay Isaev
phangan sunset 2 by IN
Alexandre Militão
Parque da Ermida Dom Bosco
Branimir Minkov
Ottoman Tekija in Blagaj near Mostar
刘运增
Henan celestial Mountain(Tianjieshan)Scenic Area——the Ladder in the sky
Chris Ellenbogen
Burano Clothes Line
James Womack
The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 2
James Womack
Palace of the Governors, Santa Fe, New Mexico USA 4
James Womack
Life University 2_6
James Womack
The Illinois Monument at Cheatham Hill in Kennesaw Mountain Battlefield Park
James Womack
Roswell Street Baptist Church 4
James Womack
The Bexar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas
James Womack
Shop at Anna Ruby Falls, Unicoi State Park
James Womack
The Link Belt Sprocket Factory in Atlanta, Georgia USA 2-1
James Womack
Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" 26
James Womack
Providence Canyon State Park, Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon" 14
James Womack
Pigeon Hill at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Georgia USA 4
James Womack
Cabin at Life University
Mer om USA

The United States is one of the most diverse countries on earth, jam packed full of amazing sights from St. Patrick's cathedral in New York to Mount Hollywood California.The Northeast region is where it all started. Thirteen British colonies fought the American Revolution from here and won their independence in the first successful colonial rebellion in history. Take a look at these rolling hills carpeted with foliage along the Hudson river here, north of New York City.The American south is known for its polite people and slow pace of life. Probably they move slowly because it's so hot. Southerners tend not to trust people from "up north" because they talk too fast. Here's a cemetery in Georgia where you can find graves of soldiers from the Civil War.The West Coast is sort of like another country that exists to make the east coast jealous. California is full of nothing but grizzly old miners digging for gold, a few gangster rappers, and then actors. That is to say, the West Coast functions as the imagination of the US, like a weird little brother who teases everybody then gets famous for making freaky art.The central part of the country is flat farmland all the way over to the Rocky Mountains. Up in the northwest corner you can find creative people in places like Portland and Seattle, along with awesome snowboarding and good beer. Text by Steve Smith.