I remember the Alamo, but I don’t remember it like that.Posted: December 21, 2009
Every destination has an iconic structure that apparently is required by law to be a part of any promotional material for that place.
If you’re going to Paris, your information will have a depiction of the Eiffel Tower somewhere on it. Heading to DC? Of course, you can expect to see the Capitol Building in the advertising. Sydney? The Opera House.
How about San Antonio? It has to be the Alamo.
As it happens, I am going to San Antonio in the spring. I’ll be attending a conference on behalf of my employer. The promotional material had a lot of pictures including one of the official hotel, some shots of the famed River Walk and of course the Alamo. Here is an Alamo photo similar to the one in the conference material:
Wait a minute. An iconic landmark, revered in Texas and US history; a must see tourist destination; the place where Pee-Wee went looking for his bike, visually diminished by the neon sign of an adjacent hotel?
This has obviously been the case for years. I’m not the first one to notice it. I’m just stunned it could happen. I’m probably not the first to think that. Maybe someone who knows the story can fill me in?
So I guess I’ll be on the River Walk a lot.
Ten seconds of Pee Wee.