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Green, White, Orange: in that order, the colors of the Mexican flag. This shot was taken in San Antonio, a city that used to belong to that country before it was split off as part of the Republic of Texas (later annexed into the United States of America) in 1836. The building on the right is the Bexar County Courthouse, located in the main plaza of the city. Completed in 1896, it is one of San Antonio's most beautiful buildings (a fairly long list, overall).

San Antonio is probably best known as the home of the Alamo, an old Spanish mission which became the flashpoint of the war between the new Mexican Republic and Texian rebels in the 1830s over a variety of issues, including taxation, centralization, slavery and religion. I'll post a couple of shots from the Alamo over the next couple days.

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Additional Photos by Andrew Lipsett (ACL1978) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 884 W: 75 N: 1695] (7511)
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