Saturday, December 06, 2008

California Missions Tour: Mission San Juan Capistrano (San Juan Capistrano)

San Juan Capistrano
Founded November 1, 1776 (7th mission)

At the end of Day 3 of my odyssey, I crashed at my grandmother's place. After a big breakfast on the morning of Day 4, I headed further south to San Juan Capistrano.

This was just a few months after 9/11. Next to some scaffolding, a huge American flag draped over the ruins of the old church. The juxtaposition of it all was, to put it bluntly, a bit absurd and disrespectful.

The highlight here are the grounds. The maintenance crew has done an incredible job of taking care of the trees, flowers, and shrubbery.


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