U. S. Mission Trail / The Mission Trail Today - The Spanish Missions in California
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Select photographs of my many visits to The Missions of the United States South and Southwest built by Spain and Mexico between 1565 and 1823.
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#1, San Diego de Alcala

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Garden

San Diego
Mission
Main Page
Grounds
Grounds
Church
Church
Other Buildings
Other Buildings
Exhibits
Exhibits
Archeological Excavation
Archeological Excavation
Garden
Garden
Mission Dam
Mission Dam
Surrounding Area
Surrounding Area
Presidio Hill - Original Site
Original Site
Presidio Hill

Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.
The Garden
The Garden dates back to the rebuilding of the church in 1931. Within the garden are crosses made from original mission tiles placed in remembrance of the Indian neophytes who died during the Mission era.
The statue of Saint Joseph commemorates the expedition to San Diego, of which he was the patron saint. In March of 1770, the expedition was in trouble and on the verge of starvation. Under the guidance of Padre Serra, the padres and soldiers prayed for a supply ship. On March 19, Saint Joseph's Feast Day, unexpectedly a ship headed for Monterey sailed into San Diego Harbor after losing an anchor.



Saint Francis Wishing Well. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Saint Francis Wishing Well. Photo date: 5-14-06.
The statue of Saint Francis of Assisi celebrates the founder of the Franciscan Order, the order that established the 21 Missions in Alta California. Saint Francis dedicated his life to preaching, caring for the sick, love of nature, and restoring abandoned churches.


Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Statue. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Fray Junipero Serra. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Fray Junipero Serra. Photo date: 5-14-06.


Garden. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Fray Junipero Serra. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Fray Junipero Serra. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Saint Francis Wishing Well. Photo date: 5-14-06.

Saint Francis Wishing Well. Photo date: 5-14-06.
San Diego
Mission
Main Page
Grounds
Grounds
Church
Church
Other Buildings
Other Buildings
Exhibits
Exhibits
Archeological Excavation
Archeological Excavation
Garden
Garden
Mission Dam
Mission Dam
Surrounding Area
Surrounding Area
Presidio Hill - Original Site
Original Site
Presidio Hill

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