I’d forgotten (to post) about it.
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.
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.