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More pictures of the Spanish Missions! #sanantonio #spanishmissions #roadtrip #roadtrippers

Me and My son Josias in our trip to Alexandria VA, I will preach for a Spanish mission Conf . God is great! #missions #spanishmissions #wolspanishministries @wordoflife

a bit of history in Southern California #sangabrielmission #spanishmissions #1771 #jadynehope

Mission San José ruins - the mission is one of the four founded by the Franciscans in the 17th century. 📷: @fredhp #sanantoniomissions #spanishmissions

I managed to get to the Old Spanish Mission just as the park opened. Only sharing the park with an old veteran walking his dog was quite peaceful. Then the bells began, and it got even more impressive! Also, it looked like guests for a wedding were arriving as I left. It would explain why some buildings were "closed for private function" #texas #tourist #sanantonio #spanishmissions

The Spanish Missions were constructed by the local Coahuiltecan tribe.

Nothing like finding a little Europe in Texas 🤗 Loved this shoot at the missions in San Antonio with @Lolabeautyatx @jillwatson @sweet_irena as seen on @hochzeitsguide scans by @photovisionprints #fuji400h #contax645

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A #neighborhood in #SantaFe #NewMexico highlighting the #Pueblo #Revival Style of #architecture popular in the region. The style came to prominence in Santa Fe in the 1920s and 1930s. In 1957, a historical ordnance was passed mandating the use of 'Old Santa Fe Style' on all new buildings in central Santa Fe. This ordnance remains in effect today.
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May 1, 1718, Happy 299th Birthday, San Antonio, Texas!
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A turquoisely dressed man and his children doing a photo shoot at the San José Mission. Other Spanish missions in the rest of the series, conveniently connected by a riverside bike trail.
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Mission Espada in San Antonio, Texas. Est. in 1690 and is one of the Spanish Missions in this area where Native Americans were converted to Catholicism and taught vocational skills. These Missions are the US's most recent UNESCO World Heritage Site designations. #missionespada

Mission San José ruins - the mission is one of the four founded by the Franciscans in the 17th century. 📷: @fredhp #sanantoniomissions #spanishmissions

I finally made it y'all.. Mission San Diego, the 1st of the CA Missions, founded July 16, 1769. This is the Mother of the Alta California Missions! All early missionaries paid their dues here. Father Serra (founder of the first 9 missions), Father Lausen (Serra's successor and founder of another 9 missions), and Father Crespi (a close friend of Serra who was buried alongside him in Carmel) all worked here.
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This Mission's beginnings were rough. On Nov 5, 1775, just a year after the original church was built, the mission was destroyed by natives in an attack. Father Luis Jayme tried to calm the attackers but was killed and became California's first Christian martyr. The mission's blacksmith and carpenter were also killed in the attack.
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This church was built in 1813 and was the third to be built at this site. However, in 1821, after Mexico gained independence from Spain, it was secularized and began to fall into disrepair. To add to its decay, it was used as a U.S. post between 1850-1857 and the only repairs made during that time were minor. Basically, just enough was done there to keep it from falling apart. By 1931, all that was left was the facade so the church was rebuilt and restored that same year.
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Interesting facts: The missions largest bell was re-cast in San Diego in 1894 and weighs 1,200lbs! The mission was also named a minor basilica by Pope John VI in 1976.
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Its been a fun trip and I had a blast exploring and documenting my visit to all 21 CA Missions. I learned so much ore than I thought i would! 21 CA missions (and 2 AZ missions) in 21 days.. Not bad! Stayed tuned for a couple of bonus posts that are related to this insightful trip! Cheers!
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I find it amazing that ruins like these can be found in the middle of So Cal suburbs. The Old Stone Church of San Juan Capistrano fell down in the earthquake of 1812, killing 40 people. It's been left in ruins ever since. I can't say that I love the history of the California missions (imposed religious conversion really isn't my thing), but... I'm glad we came here to see what my fourth grade kiddos are studying at school in California history. And they did a decent job sharing native customs and culture as well. Although it opened up opportunities to talk about diversity and social justice and acceptance and respect. (Disturbing example: a cemetery where more than 3,000 were buried only holds tombstones and names for two priests, none of the Native Americans who died of disease and were buried there. Still, not even a memorial, to this day.) One interesting fact about San Juan Capistrano: this was the birthplace of the California wine industry. The Spaniards brought the grapes to cultivate for wine during mass. Last photos from the day!
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Cemetery gate, Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California! http://cheshirecatphoto.com/pages/blog/archives/3672 Cheshire Cat Photo is “Your Guide to California’s Wonderland!™” Image ©2017 William F. Hackett, All Rights Reserved. http://www.CheshireCatPhoto.com See/purchase high-resolution images from our Gallery on SmugMug at https://cheshirecatphoto.smugmug.com

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