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Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Torch of Friendship In San Antonio, Texas

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When we went for a boat ride at  the River Walk    in San Antonio, the tour guide    said that this   is called the Torch of Friendship.  This torch of friendship was given by the Mexican Consulate to San Antonio as a sign of friendship and to represent the roots many Texans shared with Mexico.

The contemporary steel sculpture was made in Mexico and shipped to San Antonio in six pieces. It stands 65 feet tall and weighs 50 tons. It was commissioned to commemorate the relationship between the United States and Mexico and the two countries' increasing commercial ties. Urban monumental sculptor Sebastian was commissioned at the request of the Association of Mexican Entrepreneurs of San Antonio to design the sculpture. Info  credits to waymaking.com




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12 comments:

  1. That is great that the state of Texas and Mexico shared a landmark to show the friendship they have.
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  2. I don't know if I have seen that in San Antonio when we were there. That's pretty interesting.

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  3. a 65 feet tall work of art shipped all the way to San Antonio! That's something! My poor taste in art won't be able to recognize this as a torch :). Thanks for the new knowledge.

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  4. Wow! That's nice, looks historic. THat is definitely one of the tourist spot in San Antonio. I can only imagine the transportation they did.

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  5. pretty unique and interesting piece...it doesn't look like a torch right...ehehehe!

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  6. Wow, looks great! It's a unique design torch of friendship.

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  7. What a symbolic torch that is Sis Rose :-) I am glad that your family had a wonderful vacation in Texas and meeting some old friends as well :-)

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  8. That's cool looking thing! Anyway, i bet you had fun in your Texas escapade :)

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  9. wow! such a unique and great masterpiece design torch of friendship..

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  10. What an amazing masterpiece! I would love to see that personally.

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  11. the next time I visit san antonio i will check this out.

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  12. I would love to have my picture taken with that Torch!

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