Thursday, June 10, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday

The hostess for Postcard Friendship Friday is the lovely Beth.
Be sure you go visit to see the other participants.

I wanted to share some more of the wonderful, colorful, linen look, postcards I found while cleaning out my Fibber McGee and Molly closet!

The Covered Arch Walk in The Alamo, Postcard

The Covered Arch Walk in The Alamo

Postcard Back

"Within the walls of the Alamo - Built 1718. The brave David Crockett, Bowie Travis and 176 others gave their life battling for liberty against the Mexicans under Santa Anna."

The Alamo Garden, San Antonio, Texas (U.S. Post Office in Background), Postcard

The Alamo Garden, San Antonio, Texas. (U.S. Post Office in Background)

The Alamo Garden, San Antonio, Texas (U.S. Post Office in Background), Postcard

"This peaceful garden adjoins the famous Alamo,

where, in 1836, some 200 Texans fought an army of 5,000 Mexicans in the cause of Texas Independence. The Texas men were all killed!"


Sharon said...

When I visited the Alamo I was amazed at how small it was. As a child the movie always made me think it was huge. The arched walkway was my favorite. Snap I just got home and found sweet
armalade asleep in the flower pot just beneath the feeder. Protecting his food supply is a tiring job you know. LOL

Postcardy said...

I'll always "remember the Alamo" because of the Davy Crockett show.

Janet said...

I've never seen the real Alamo....only the movie version. The archways look really interesting. I like the wood rafter thingies....I can't think of the actual word for them. Must be Old Timer's setting in!

Linda said...

I also was surprised at how small the Alamo is. Love the warm colors of these cards.

Bob of Holland said...

Gorgeous cards. My father gave me some linen postcards from his trips as a sailor in the 1950's. happu PFF.

Crafty Christina said...

I've never visited the Alamo. These postcards make me want to go.

EG Wow said...

What gorgeous postcards! I remember Davy Crockett, born on a mountaintop in Tennessee. :)

Sheila said...

I love the archway walk. It looks just like a cloister in an abbey. So peaceful.

Cezar and Léia said...

Your vintages postcards are always magnificent!
Happy a great weekend dear friend,
purrs and love to your sweet heart

Aimee said...

I thought that first one looked familiar...then I scrolled down. Yep, I've been there! We actually have a picture of us in that very spot!

Mary said...

The Alamo is the most popular tourist destination in Texas. That surprised me, although I've never been and would love to go sometime.

Irene said...

When you say linen, are they actual cloth, or just a linen textured paper? Great shots though.

Dorincard said...

Was it worth dying for the cause?
"Of the Texans who fought during the battle, only two survived: Travis's slave, Joe, was assumed to be a noncombatant,[8] and Brigido Guerrero, who had deserted from the Mexican Army several months before, convinced Mexican soldiers that he had been taken prisoner by the Texians.[9] Alamo co-commander James Bowie's freedman, Sam, was also spared, although it is not known if he participated in the fighting."

Clytie said...

I love vintage postcards - especially those that show areas that are well known. I have never been to the Alamo, but would like to go sometime. It's surprising to me to hear it's smaller than people expected. I've always pictured it as 'larger than life'!

Happy PFF, a little late.

Beth Niquette said...

I really love these postcards--especially that first one with the soft pastels. Just lovely.

Happy PFF!