Monday, March 31, 2008

Mission San Juan Bautista - Part 1






I went to my first Photography Meetup group this past weekend. What is a Meetup group you ask? People with similar interests can sign up online to attend local events hosted by a specific Meetup group. Go to http://www.meetup.com/ if you're interested about a meetup group close to you.

A group about 20 of us met up to photograph Mission San Juan Bautista (The Mission of Saint John the Baptist). Founded in 1797 by Franciscan Friar Fermin de Lasuen, President of the California Missions. This mission was one of four established by Friar Lasuen that Summer of 1797 and the fifteenth of the twenty-one missions in California. The building of the mission commenced in 1803 and was dedicated in 1812, but the interior wasn't completed until 1817. You might recognize this location if you have seen the 1958 Alfred Hitchcock movie "Vertigo".

- AV

9 comments:

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Very cool. Great pictures!

Andrea said...

Very nice pictures. Looks like an interesting place.

dot said...

As always I love your pictures! These make me want to watch "Vertigo" again. It's been a long time since I've seen it. The mission is very beautiful!

RuneE said...

Very classy - reminds me of Spain. I may in fact have seen it in SF!

Come over to my place and have a peek at my newly published church.

Lilli & Nevada said...

some great photos again great information as well... The meet up group sounds interesting will have to check it out.

Roger said...

That sounds like a great time. Great photos! Oh and thanks for running mt ad!!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thank you everyone for commenting.

Dot: I should watch "Vertigo" again too just to see how different the mission looked back in 1958.

Runee: You must have seen Mission Dolores in San Francisco because this mission is over 90 miles south of the city.

Roger: Thank you for posting your ad on my blog. :)

dyosa said...

i love old churches. they have such rich architecture and history. they're kind of spooky too. :-)

Lynette said...

What a great series you have here. I especially like the cloisters, I think you call it--the sidewalk sort of area. And the statues. Thanks for sharing your meetup with us.