Field Trip Pictures, Part 2

Here are the rest of the pictures from my trip to the San Diego Mission!

Remember that ladder in the Casa De Los Padres?  It led to the upper level in the picture below.

In the same building, you have some Franciscan robes on display, because they were the ones who originally ran the mission.  Now, it’s run by the Diocese of San Diego.

Here’s another picture of the garden.

I thought the brick cross in the background was pretty cool.  In the garden, there are a couple of statues.  Here’s the one of St. Joseph.

I liked the statue of Father Serra, the guy who founded the mission.

I thought this was pretty cool.  You can see a little bit of the garden, but I didn’t want to walk through it just to get a closer picture of the statue.  I suppose that’s what the zoom buttons are for, but either way, I like the garden too.

Here’s the St. Didacus statue.  I liked the white statue with the blue tiled background.  Plus, another name for Didacus is Diego…he’s the saint San Diego is named after, in case anyone is wondering.

Here’s a little…thing that was next to the Kumeyaay hut.  I’m not sure what it is, but now that I think of it, there may have been a little sign explaining what it was.

I thought this fountain was really pretty.

This cross is dedicated to Father Luis Jayme, who is the 1st Christian matyr in California.  He died in an attack on the mission in 1775.  I think we’re on the 5th church.

And while I didn’t get a picture of the inside of the church, I did get a picture of the church bells.  They rang at noon, so at least I got to hear the church bells.  And here’s an interesting tidbit of information: the church (which is still an active church) was named a minor basilica by Pope Paul VI in 1976.

Granted, you can’t see them too well, but I was trying to take the picture while the wedding in the church was going on.  I didn’t want to be that weird person with the camera standing in front of the open door to the church.  Hence, the weird angle.  Plus, it seemed like the best angle at the time.

I’ll leave you with one more picture, at least for now.  There are still a few more pictures, which may decide to post at some point.  I’m just not sure yet.  Anyway, the last picture for today is a picture of a sign.  I think the sign is pretty self-explanatory.

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