Saturday, December 06, 2008

California Missions Tour: Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana (Los Angeles)

San Fernando Rey de Espana
Founded September 8, 1797 (17th mission)

It's 1:25 p.m. on my third day. I'm officially in L.A. and I'm stuck in a traffic jam. I arrive at the San Fernando mission to find a very plasticky, Southern California mission. Manicured lawns, palm trees, and a facade and roof that looked identical to the thousands of tract homes in southern Orange County. There was no character at all. It was a rip-off at four dollars (for the entrance fee).


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