Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Mission San Juan Bautista - Part 2

Chapel interior inside the Mission

Close up of the main altar. In case you're curious, the 3 top statues from left to right are St. Anthony of Padua, St. Dominic de Guzman, and St. Francis of Assisi. The bottom 3 statues from left to right are St. Isadore of Madrid, St. John the Baptist, and St. Pascal Baylon.
For more information of the statues, click here.

This is the mission's gift shop. It was originally a storeroom. In 1847, it was a temporary home for the Breen family who survived the Donner Party tragedy.

Happy April,


Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

Wow! What an amazing building. You must love all this traveling and picture taking.

dot said...

I can't really call the inside beautiful or maybe I just don't like that style but it's certainly unusual looking.
I found it interesting that survivors of the Bonner party lived there.

Jim Klenke said...

Your pictures of the Mission are wonderful, the interior is very impressive.

AVCr8teur said...

Cassie: Two of my favorite hobbies are photography and traveling. I wish I can figure out how to get paid for it. Thanks for commenting.

Dot: For me, this mission is definitely unusual with the statues all lit up. I'm not quite sure why some of the Donner Party survivors sought refuge there. Interesting fact though.

Jim: Thanks for the compliment. Now, if only I can visit the rest of the missions around California.

Anonymous said...

Full of energy & full of tranquillity at same time!