Today I have an image of each of the three missions featured in Wednesday’s post, San Francisco de Asis, San Rafael Arcangel, and San Francisco Solano. Although I’ve never visited them, these three missions have been more interesting to me, partly because they are all in Northern California. These three missions perfectly illustrate the widely varying fortunes of California’s historic […]
Each of the 21 missions has its own story of creation, neglect and perhaps destruction, and finally rescue and reconstruction in some form. This week’s three missions have gone through some very dramatic changes; both Mission Santa Cruz and Mission San Jose were replaced by more modern buildings back in the 1800s. In fact, San Jose’s mission building wasn’t reconstructed […]
This week, Huell visits three beautiful and diverse missions, all very special places with flavors of historic California. Coming up on Friday, I’ll have a few slides of these three missions which were shot by my mom in the early 1980s. Huell visits these Missions in this episode: Soledad San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo San Juan Bautista (Click on the […]
Well, I tried out WordPress’ new block editor this past week, and I can’t say I enjoyed the experience. I try to be open minded about change; sometimes I love new stuff right away, and other times I’m fine with it after a period of adjustment. Maybe this is a case of the latter, but I spent way too much […]
Today, besides more photos of details around Mission La Purisíma Concepción I’m sharing a couple of views from Mission San Diego de Alcalá (featured in last Wednesday’s post. I don’t have any old slide images from Mission San Juan Capistrano (featured in last Wednesday’s post), but wanted to note the virtual event happening today — a celebration of the St. Joseph’s Day and the annual return of the swallows.
Huell visits these three Missions in this episode: San Diego de Alcala, San Luis Rey de Francia, San Juan Capistrano (Click on the linked image below to see the video.)
Here are some more of my mom’s slides from her California Mission projects in 1979-80. The top photo shows Mission San Miguel, featured in last Wednesday’s post. The remainder are part of the collection shot at Mission Purísima Concepión, along with her slide captions.
More of my mom’s slides of the missions, shot in the early 1980s.