Friday, March 9, 2012

San Antonio Part Three-The Missions

First, I want to thank Lori Anderson for hosting the Bead Soup Blog Hop. It was the first time I've participated, and I enjoyed it very much. And thanks to all who stopped by my blog and left the sweetest comments. If you are still hopping, click here to see the post.

Earlier I showed you photos of my favorite Mission of San Antiono: Mission San Juan Jose. But there are actually five missions to see, and I'm sharing photos of three here(the last one will be in a separate post since it's the Alamo).

Mission Concepcion was dedicated in 1755--the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Missing are the colorful geometric designs that covered the surface.

The entrance to Mission Concepcion

A beautiful door tucked in the back.

Mission San Juan Capistrano. The entire mission was being repaired so we didn't get to go inside.

Mission Espada, built in 1690 and used against the Mexicans during Texas' struggle for independence. Ruins of the missions walls, granary, convento and bastion/fortified wall remain, along with the lime kilns that produced bricks.

The Church

Mission Espada Convento (Missionary Quarters)

Inside the Compound

Mission Edpada Bastion

Thanks for coming along with me to San Antonio. I have so many more photos to share with you, if you're up for it.


Izzy said...

Share away!! Love those doors.

Becky Shander said...

Me too...I love the doors. The earthy allure is irresistible!

Cathie Carroll said...

I love touring missions and I'm so glad they're being repaired.

I have a bazillion pictures of CA and AZ missions and need to go back and look at then again.

Thank you for the reminder!