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My Impressions of the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas

Hyo Chol Kwak from Korea

Visiting the Alamo
Photos from Hyo Chol Kwak
When I arrived at the Alamo, I was deeply impressed because it was well preserved and in good shape.

On 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 Alamo.

When 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 killed.

When 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.

I was 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 me.

The 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 Antonio.


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