English-speaking world

July 29, 2014

TEXAS

Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. at 268,001 square miles. Six flags flown over Texas: Spain, France, United Mexican States, Confederate States of America, the Republic of Texas and the United States of America, with eight changes of government.
It's not so exaggerated to think of Texas as a whole other country, 800 miles wide and nearly that far from north to south. Sunny seacost to mile-high mountains; dense forests to cactus-studded desert; great cities and towns! Texas is derived from an Indian word, Tejas, which means friendship. Texas is sun land from the Gulf Coast to mile-high mountains, and in every season of the year.

San Antonio
In 1718 Spain established Mission San Antonio de Valero (later called the Alamo). Today's city name derives from those 18th-Century Spanish beginnings. Today, San Antonio is colourfully accented by its multicultural heritage(Spanish Canary Islanders, Mexican, German and others).
Second to the Alamo, the Riverwalk is the most visited site in all of Texas. With its open air cafes, art galleries, and specialty shops, there is bound to be something for everyone to enjoy.

Postcrossing postcards US-1219218 and US-1453215

5 comments:

  1. Obie pocztówki ładne, każda w swoim stylu.

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  2. The river front in San Antonio is a nice place to visit.

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  3. Zawsze mi się podobały takie kartki z mapkami rysunkowymi jak ta z Texasu. A Teksas z kolei kojarzy mi się z wciąż obowiązującą karą śmierci... Czyli dość nieprzyjemne skojarzenie. :/

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