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At Alamo Village

Here (for the moment) pretty much by myself. Spent some time with Rich Curilla. Rich is a veritable fount of knowledge about both the Alamo and the Alamo village. The place is kinda going to seed. A shame too. The Shahan's who own the surrounding ranch have an individual that is interested in buying the place. Amd not just the Alamo and the village (which is a working movie set) but 11,000 acres of the surrounding ranch land.

Fun fact 1: did you know that the movie that John Wayne made bears very little reality to what happened at the Alamo?

Fun fact 2: The last Alamo movie, that starred Billy Bob Thornton is actually much more accurate in it's portrayal of the story of the Alamo.

Gonna put the long glass on my camera and take some more pictures and then take, what I hope to be a decently scenic, meandering way back to Uvalde.

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anita_margarita
Aug. 6th, 2010 01:39 am (UTC)
... Billy Bob Thornton made a movie about the Alamo?...
texasts
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:39 am (UTC)
Oh hell yeah. One of the best Alamo movies EVAR!! He played Davy Crockett.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Alamo_(2004_film)
anita_margarita
Aug. 6th, 2010 04:03 am (UTC)
... going on my Netflix queue...
texasts
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:43 pm (UTC)
TexasT's approves this message. *grins*

I'd like to see this movie come out on bluray.
robinskij
Aug. 7th, 2010 01:37 am (UTC)
I liked it. The dueling/duet fiddle playing was very poignant.

Super fabulous photo...
texasts
Aug. 7th, 2010 01:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. And took it with my iPhone too.

Really liking this last upgrade.

Of course I think maybe the environment had summat to do with it as well. Sky is very clear in west Texas, even if the air isn't. Pretty dusty out in that particular place. Lol
kabuldur
Aug. 6th, 2010 09:21 am (UTC)
That's a shame that place is going to seed. I wonder what the new owners will do with it?
texasts
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:44 pm (UTC)
Hopefully revamp and re-energize. Rich has some grand plans.

Edited at 2010-08-06 03:48 pm (UTC)
kabuldur
Aug. 7th, 2010 10:50 am (UTC)
Oh, that would be good :)
ellierachael
Aug. 6th, 2010 02:55 pm (UTC)
shame that a place of such historical significance isn't doing so well
texasts
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:21 pm (UTC)
Well it was and is a movie set, not the real Alamo. Built in the 50's. And this place is way off the beaten path. Still is quite a shame. Hopefully the buyer will come through and breathe some life back into the place.
babeofbryan
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:06 pm (UTC)
Thats a beautiful tranquil picture. Im enjoying your trip visually. Thanks for sharing with us. :)
texasts
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thank YOU for reading about it. I've got tons of pictures and a little video to share once I can get it all sorted out. Given adequate time and space to do it.
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