Mission San Miguel – Birds

September 1, 2018 at 5:00 am (Bird photography, Birds - California, California, California Central Coast, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, )

Cliff Swallow

This is the 4th in a series of photographs of Mission San Miguel, California.

Cliff swallow

Oak titmouse

House sparrows

Eurasian collared dove

Eurasian collared dove

House sparrows

House finch male

Male house sparrow

House sparrow

American robin

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Mission San Miguel – Doors and Patterns

August 30, 2018 at 5:00 am (California, California Central Coast, Photography) (, )

Mission San Miguel, California

This is part 2 of a series of photographs of Mission San Miguel, in 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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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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San Antonio de Padua Mission

February 4, 2018 at 7:00 am (California, California Central Coast, Photography) (, )

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The San Antonio de Padua Mission is on the Fort Hunter Liggett property, but is publicly accessible.

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Long after the mission was established, William Randolph Hearst bought the surrounding property for the Milpitas unit of the Hearst Ranch. Read the rest of this entry »

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