Wednesday, December 29, 2010

California Spanish Missions (Part 2)

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week I am posting photos of several California Spanish Missions we visited in the past year.  The following posts are of the first mission to be built and is located in San Diego.

Mission Basilica San Diego De Alcala
(The first Spanish Mission in California)






19 comments:

marty said...

very interessant and nice images !
I wish you lovely last days of this year and a wonderful next year !

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Karen, thank you for taking us there! I love the spanish architecture, the fountains, the birds of paradise, the statues... ahh... wonderful escape for this moment! Thanks again!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

All of the photographs are nice. My favorite photograph, though, is the second one. I like the bells hanging in the open space and all the lines (straight, curved, angled) of the building.

Sandra said...

what a wonderful place to visit, both inside and outside are so impressive. you captured the heart of it, in all of these. thanks for the visit

Out on the prairie said...

I have been to all the missions while living out west many years ago.I also went to a few in AZ and NM.I do very few people shots, shooting mostly nature photos. I like to take lots to get a little. You have some classy shots going through your blog.The bird of paridise are reall unique and make me want to get back to a more warmer climate and play.

Nancy said...

Karen, you were too kind in your comments. I can only hope to take such beautiful pictures as yours. Simply breathtaking. I really like the last photo -- blooming flowers is what this poor cold wintery soul needs to get me through the next few months! :)

Peter said...

nice you take shots of the spanish architecture !

thanks for your nice comment on my blog !!

I am now a follower of your beautifull blog !
peter

SouthernSass said...

These are beautiful photos!

Robin said...

Karen, what a wonderful place. Your capture of the lovely spot are fabulous!
Congrats on Temple brochure. Your shot there are fabulous too!

RedWillow said...

Karen each of these are so very gorgeous. I would love to get inside a place like this perhaps to just sit for a long time and then take some photos.
Love this series.

RedWillow said...

Congratulation for having your photos on anouter website . Karen . I can see why. Outstanding.

jennyfreckles said...

I can think of many reasons why your project is a good one - but primarily because these Missions look so photogenic.

David II said...

You have an amazing blog, the pictures are marvelous. Thank you for the visit. I will be here again.

Jayne said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for your kind comments on my Journey Through Grace. Truth be known, I put very little thought into my photos and shoot in RAW so that I can use some nice photo editing software to crate photos that I find visually pleasing. Wish it were more than that, but it's not truthfully. A good camera and a great lens.. that's about it for me... lol. It's great that you have this blog to teach others!

Ginny said...

I LOVE these pictures!! Especially the bells in the cutouts, and the candles, everything ao beautiful!!

Judy said...

Hi Karen,

Gorgeous photos of the architecture!

Blessings,
Judy

From the Kitchen said...

Your wonderful photos take me back to La Jolla/San Diego. Thanks for the memories!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

Best,
Bonnie

darlin said...

Amazing photos, I love the clarity and your perspective!

Wishing you a blessed and Happy New Year Karen, to you and your loved ones!

Photog Ave said...

Love #1 and #3.
Great great work.