Remember the Alamo!

I’d forgotten (to post) about it.

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We were in Texas over Thanksgiving and got to spend a day in San Antonio before returning to Virginia. At my request, we got to spend a little time at the Alamo; we haven’t been back there since before our wedding.

The diorama was, honestly, the primary reason.  What’s weird is I distinctly remember seeing a diorama at the Alamo last time, in 2006, but apparently the one there now was installed in 2009.  At the very least, the one there now is glorious.

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2,000+, 1:32 scale.  Lavishly detailed down to the smallest details.  And, according to the article above, done simply as a labor of love by some crusty old dude who just wanted to make something beautiful.

What I’m saying is: this is what I want to do when I get old.

  • Drathmere

    If only the photos were clickable! I’d love to see more of this.

    • Balls! At some point, an update changed the way WP inserts images by default, and I’m still working on remembering that I need to tell it to do that.

      Anyway, it’s fixed. Clicking the image will bring up a bigger version now.