June 23, 2013

Sunday Stills ~ Historic Sites



Mission San Juan Capistrano

Only a short drive from Royal's barn is this beautiful landmark.
It is a favorite place to absorb the tranquility and history of this place.



San Juan Capistrano Mission was founded
over two hundred years ago.

It is known as the
"Jewel of the Missions"



Located in Southern California very near the Pacific Ocean,
it is b
elieved to be the oldest church
still standing in California.



There are 21 Missions in California statewide.
San Juan Capistrano was the 7th Mission to have been established.


Mission San Juan Capistrano
is a favorite place to visit for photography
or just to sit and gather many peaceful thoughts.

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17 comments:

  1. The first photo is terrific, great shot. Looks a beautiful place.

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    1. Hi Travel With Intent,
      Thanks ... it is a wonderful place.

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  2. How do I subscribe to your site?

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    1. Hi Travel with Intent,
      Not sure. I assume copy the url and add to your follow list. Thanks for asking.

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  3. I absolutely love this mission. We were lucky enough to get to visit it many, many years ago. My pictures are prints not digital it was so long ago!! Thank you for taking me back. :)

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    1. Hi dibear,
      So glad you were there. You know personally how lovely it is!

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  4. Excellent shots, looks like a nice serene place, ever been there when the swallows return..:-))

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    1. Hi Ed,
      About the swallows ... they still have the annual parade, but the Swallows are now coming to our house, instead. Apparently when they restored the Mission, it disturbed the Swallows. They are working on that problem. Hummm ... think I'll post on that subject. Thanks for the idea.

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  5. Beautiful.... one of the items on my bucket list, is to travel the Calif. mission trail....

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    1. Hi 5 Starr Farm,
      That would be great. You would enjoy it very much!

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  6. Such beautiful architecture!! Lovely!
    I hope you are having a most wonderful weekend!
    xo Catherine

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  7. I've been there! When I was living in Santa Monica, 1983/1984, my wonderful aunt took me & the LSH there... I remember her singing "When the swallows return to Capistrano..."
    Thanks for the memory, she's gone three years now and all her nieces & nephews still miss her, she was a nun but the feistiest, most un-nunlike lady you'd ever meet!

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    1. How great ... you were in Capistrano! So glad you have lots of wonderful memories.

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  8. Beautiful! and wonderful photos, too.

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  9. Hi Detroit Dog,
    Always glad to hear from you!

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