San Diego (CA) Photos

January 2, 2009

Mission San Diego de Alcala (1769)

Filed under: Places to visit — Tags: , — washaw @ 6:00 am

California’s first church was dedicated by Father Serra, 5′ 2″ and 120 pounds, in 1769.  He had arrived on the ship San Carlos from New Spain (Mexico).  Two other ships and two separate land expeditions accompanied him with a total of 219.  Over half died in the successful effort to establish a small foothold here in Baja California. 




  1. I love this shot – the colors, the angles, the textures, the shadows. Great photo! It’s in great shape for being so old!

    Comment by Susie of Arabia — January 2, 2009 @ 6:02 am

  2. I love the way you photographed it, perfectly gorgeous!

    Comment by tanya — January 2, 2009 @ 6:09 am

  3. Nice perspective. Looks quite sunny and maybe warm.

    Comment by Marc — January 2, 2009 @ 6:27 am

  4. lovely shadows. this looks like a beautiful place to visit.

    Comment by Lily — January 2, 2009 @ 7:16 am

  5. Nice pic happy new year

    Comment by ESNORWAY — January 2, 2009 @ 3:19 pm

  6. For we who jump in cars or planes to travel near and far, it is difficult to imagine what our predecessors went through. As to this photo, I see what the books say about lines and angles, and point of view. It really draws the viewer in.

    Comment by jill — January 2, 2009 @ 8:09 pm

  7. My mom teaches at a pariochial school in Ariz that was once a mission. Looks just like this!

    Comment by San Diego Farmgirl — January 3, 2009 @ 2:49 pm

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