Photos: Then and Now, the Spanish Missions.

royal744

Ad Honorem
Jul 2013
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San Antonio, Tx
#42
Those are very cool! When San Antonio is mentioned, all we usually think of is the Alamo (which was a Spanish Mission). I have been there and enjoyed the River Walk... Good Job Texas!
My architectural firm restored all of the Spanish Colonial Missions of San Antonio for a period of at least fifty years.
 
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royal744

Ad Honorem
Jul 2013
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San Antonio, Tx
#43
Perhaps an uplifting look at the Baja California mission which did not fall into total ruin:

North to South:

San Borja...









San Francisco de Borja Adac was founded in 1762, three years after the hot spring of Adac being discovered. The water was drinkable after it cooled and the sulfur smell vanished. The Jesuits were removed from California in 1768 and replaced by the Franciscans until 1773 when they handed of the peninsula of Baja California to the Dominican Order.

It was under the Dominicans that this impressive stone church was built. Construction ended in 1801. A planned bell tower never added, this structure is such an impressive site in the central Baja California desert, it well worth the 22-mile unpaved road to reach. This was the 16th California mission and was abandoned in 1818 during Mexico's war for independence from Spain.
Gorgeous. Very nice.
 
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