Impressions of the Alamo in San Antonio,
Kwak from Korea
my first trip in the United States, I went to San
Antonio. The weather was hot during the trip; the
summer weather is generally hot there. When I
visited San Antonio, the sky was as blue as deep
waters. I was on foot, so I went to only three
places there: the Alamo, the River Walk, and the
Art Gallery. I especially enjoyed visiting the
from Hyo Chol Kwak
I arrived at the Alamo, I was deeply
impressed because it was well preserved
and in good shape.
I arrived at the Alamo, I was deeply impressed
because it was well preserved and in good shape.
The Alamo was erected about 1722, was later used as
a fort, and has been preserved as a state monument.
It was the site of the most heroic episode of the
Texan War of Independence against Mexico. During
the battle, all of the Texan defenders were
I heard this story, I felt a bond because in my
country, we have experienced wars many times.
Because of the wars, many people were killed. I was
surprised at the exhibition of rifles, guns,
cannons, and swords.
especially attracted by the paintings of a war. I
think the paintings expressed the delicate feelings
of a painter very well. Even though about 160 years
have passed since the Battle of the Alamo, the
exhibit is well preserved. When I came out after
seeing the exhibition, I felt as if I had won a
victory. At that time, many people were visiting
the Alamo. Maybe those people felt similar to
outer wall of the Alamo was destroyed here and
there. When I touched the wall, I could feel the
damage. After the war, little remained of the
Alamo. All of the windows and doors were destroyed.
The top part of the gate way disappeared without a
trace. I will remember the Alamo forever. It is one
of the best places to visit in San
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