Thursday, February 9, 2017

USA - San Antonio Missions

"The site encompasses a group of five frontier mission complexes situated along a stretch of the San Antonio River basin in southern Texas, as well as a ranch located 37 kilometres to the south. It includes architectural and archaeological structures, farmlands, residencies, churches and granaries, as well as water distribution systems. The complexes were built by Franciscan missionaries in the 18th century and illustrate the Spanish Crown’s efforts to colonize, evangelize and defend the northern frontier of New Spain. The San Antonio Missions are also an example of the interweaving of Spanish and Coahuiltecan cultures, illustrated by a variety of features, including the decorative elements of churches, which combine Catholic symbols with indigenous designs inspired by nature." -

Postcard 1: The Alamo
The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero
is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, now a museum in San Antonio.

This postcard completes my UNESCO postcards collection from the USA!
Thank you so much Judy for this wonderful postcard showing the Alamo!

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