Wednesday, May 28, 2014

A Drive by Posting: Mission Dolores

Gentle Friends, over the weekend between doing nothing and going out foraging for breakfast and lunch we visited a couple of thrift shops and a super Estate Sale (more about that tomorrow) - we also made a stop at one of the top sites to see here in San Francisco.  The Mission San Franciscan de Asis or as it is more commonly known as Mission Dolores.  This was the sixth mission in Alta (upper) California chain of Missions, it was founded in 1776.


....  the Mission church of adobe was built in 1791 and the neo-Spanish Basilica to the right was built in 1913 replacing an earlier Gothic structure that came down in the earthquake of 1906.  it is a real treasure and they give tours of both buildings.  An interesting bit of info is both the Mission, Basilica and Graveyard were all used in the Film "Vertigo".  If you are interested in seeing some really great snaps of the interior click HERE and you'll be taken over to Daveland Blog, the photos are from a visit he made to the Mission in April of 2013.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

3 comments:

cucki said...

It's so beautiful..
Hugs x

Krista said...

Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

Barb said...

I love seeing those beautiful old Spanish Missions. We saw the one South of Tuscon last winter. We have also seen the one in San Diego. They are all so pretty.