Old Arizona Missions — 21 Comments

  1. OH WOW! Look at those incredible hearts! Nature is telling you something, nature is calling you to look in the most unusual places for love. What a great collection, Mary! And I so love that photo of the stark white church features against that deep blue sky! Have another wonderful day! Anita

  2. Wow, the second old mission is beautiful.. Gorgeous inside and out! How is the almond tequila? Lovely images, thanks for sharing your visit.. Have a happy day!

  3. In my youth I visited most of the Missions with my grandparents. In history I read that in Ca. Native Indians help construct the missions. Also that of they didn’t convert to Christianity they wee killed. They waited till the mission was finished of course.

  4. Mary,

    Make sure you visit the botanical gardens in Tucson. It is amazing! They have a cute little art museum there, as well. You two might enjoy that. I have never seen a century plant as big as the one they have at this garden!

    Can’t wait for Anasazi!

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  5. It’s amazing how such a simple exterior can house such an ornate interior! Love all the photos. I get such a feeling of atmosphere from the old Franciscan mission; I love seeing original architecture, even when there isn’t much left of it. It shows its roots in the areas that are age-worn, and it’s amazing to think how much work went into laying all those bricks, cutting all those timbers…I love it. You can practically see the ghosts of the past filtering through. :)
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  6. Oh! I’ve been to S.X.d.B and it’s SO beautiful! Jealous of your photos though because when we were there they had a big scaffolding covering half the mission! Did you see any dogs hanging around there? When we were there, there were a couple of dogs in the church, just hanging out and sleeping between the pews! It was quite hot when we were there (June a few years back) and so the dogs were taking advantage of the coolness in the church.
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