Thursday, April 12, 2012

Stormy Mission San Juan Bautista

Today, on the way home from visiting my grandmother in Fremont, CA, I stopped by Mission San Juan Bautista and visited for a time taking these images along the way although rain limited my actions. It is worth noting that this mission was heavily damaged in the 1906 Northern California Earthquake.

Mission San Juan Buatista Plaza
Mission San Juan Bautista sanctuary and main structure.
Some schools back in session this week conducted tours here today.
Plaza Hall
Plaza Stables
View south across the western portion of the plaza.
Plaza Hotel
Descendent of original mission olive trees.
View east across the plaza.
The lowdown on the place.
The original El Camino Real as it looked back in the days of the missions.
This escarpment is the surface trace of the San Andreas Fault
Descendent of original mission pepper trees.
No crazed gunmen in this bell tower.
Front of the main sanctuary of the mission.
Mission-style bell.
Plaza Hotel
Another descendent of original mission olives trees.
Prickly pear in blossom.
All photos by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).

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