Have you ever missed something fascinating because it’s too close? Mentioned too often? Too unmysterious? This week I realized that in my years in San Diego, I had never visited the mission. I learned about it in grade school, but somehow never went to see it. So I did.
It’s the oldest in a string of missions winding up the coast of California. It was founded in 1769 by Father Junipero Serra. The original buildings are long gone, but those there now date from the 1830s. By California standards, that is historical indeed.
Here, inside the tall walls, I felt peace. Spring blooms scent the fresh air. Crosses made of bricks dot the grounds. The bells stand ready to ring. No noise, no cars, no hurry. Time doesn’t seem to matter.
Photos are processed with Kim Klassen’s textures History and 3003. Some of the photos have 2 textures, which is the assignment this week.