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Old Mar 22, 2008, 1:01 AM   #11
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Nice set of pictures.
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 4:59 AM   #12
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Oh! These arecertainly appealing pictures, my friend, displaying very vibrant texture of the architecture,much muchmore than that of a newly built edifice

Therefore, that's the kind of place I'd love to shoot at! Btw, my excitement peaked at the fifth and sixth images especially : )
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Old Mar 22, 2008, 6:05 AM   #13
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They tried hard to make it like it was in Europe, the idea being that the Indians would become just like Europeans.

The big landowners came into conflict with the church on this matter; they wanted free labor from the Indians as slaves, and the padres were trying to save their souls and make them good Christian citizens.

The Crown tended to side with the padres, but it was no sure thing.

So they took what they had, and tried to make a little bit of Spain. Given the distances and the time it took, it must have seemed like colonizing another planet.
What a colonial undertaking! The Barbarian, is there any possibility for you to make 4, 5. 6 larger. I think it will be a common wish anyhow

Do you have a close up of the analog "device" in number 4

Just wishes if you have the time

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Old Mar 22, 2008, 7:40 AM   #14
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The brothers built this aqueduct to bring water to the fields at Espada. This one
still works and is still being used to irrigate fields. When the Corps of Engineers
hundreds of years later lowered the level of the San Antonio river, most of the
system became useless.

The landowners who depended on them, sued the Corps. At first, the Army laughed
at them. Then someone explained the intricacies of Royal grants to water rights, and
the laws of the Republic of Texas, and the treaty by which Texas became a state
in the Union, and then they stopped laughing.

A number of poor farmers became rather wealthy thereby.
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 7:31 AM   #15
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Great photos, with nice color, also the last shot is very nice but you should clean your sensor:G
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Old Mar 24, 2008, 10:59 PM   #16
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Yeah, I didn't notice that twig at the top of the picture. :O
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