Images of San Antonio, Texas
January 26-31, 2002
By Dan Hyde
All the pictures were taken with Dan's digital camera, a Canon S300
Since the images were reduced by 50% to fit people's
web browsers, some resolution was lost. Enjoy!
The Famous Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
The Alamo Complex is Hallow Ground and Maintained by the Daughters of
This image shows the front of the Church of the Complex. Inside is a
musuem and tribute to the 189 Texans who died on March 6, 1836 fighting
Santa Anna's Army. Inside you can see Davy Crockett's rifle "Betsy",
one of his vests and other neat items. Since no photography was
allowed, I can't show you a picture of them.
Sketch of Church at the Alamo as it appeared on March 6, 1836
during the Battle of The Alamo.
Notice that the familiar round top was added later about 1845.
View of Alamo Complex at time of Battle. Church is structure
without roof on right.
Notice gap in wall near star. To defend this gap, Colonel Travis
placed Davy Crockett and his 12 Tennessee Volunteers
Sketch of view of gap in wall where Davy Crockett and his
Tennessee countrymen fought.
Site where Colonel William Travis drew the line in the soil with
his sword. See metal bar at top of image.
Plaque is a few yards in front of the main doors of Alamo's Church.
Gardens in back of Alamo
Alamo's Church as Sun Goes Down in Evening
Detail of Front of Alamo's Church
Many Americans are surprised by how small the building is.
The River Walk Along the San Antonio River
This section near my conference hotel was closed and drained for
cleaning and repair.
The River Walk goes for miles and has many hotels, bars and shops
right at the edge of the walk way.
Many Jazz Combos and Mariachi
Bands along the way. THE place for night life!
One of the Boats on the San Antonio River where I had a Dinner Cruise.
Our Salads on the Dinner Cruise
A delightful lettuce salad in which we heaped freshly fried onion rings.
You can see large bowls of them!
Our Pilot for the Dinner Cruise.
A requirement of the job is to be only five feet tall. His hat misses
the walkway bridges by less than an inch!
Tree growing out of the wall of a bar.
The seed for the tree was deposited in the wall during a flood.
After September 11, 2001, this hotel along the River Walk
the patio lights
with red, white and blue lights to create a US Flag.
Lady Trumpeter of Mariachi Band at Restaurant along River Walk
Dan leaning on huge
cottonwood tree along River Walk.
Several nights we walked for over an hour along the River Walk.
Weather was fantastic! 80s during the day. I am too warm with this
sweater even at 10 PM.
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February 2, 2002
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Daniel C. Hyde