Mission San Miguel – Architecture

August 29, 2018 at 3:29 pm (California, California Central Coast, Photography) (, )

Mission San Miguel, California

I spent one morning exploring Mission San Miguel in San Miguel, California, just off Hwy 101. That’s the highway dotted with shepherd’s crook bells to mark the mission road, since most of the 21 Spanish missions built in the 1700s and 1800s were in the general vicinity.

Mission San Miguel, California

The mission still holds Mass on Sunday mornings, so I waited until it was over before I went inside. From what I understand, much of the organic paint decor on the walls is original.

Mission San Miguel, California

The altar is incredibly ornate for a California mission, and a description of the symbols is on hand to explain their meaning and significance.

Mission San Miguel, California

I’m going to share my morning in a series of posts, since there are sooooo many images, so I will just let you enjoy them with minimal commentary.

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

Mission San Miguel, California

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