Tag Archives: California Missions

MM 198 More Photos of Santa Clara

I selected another photo from our trip to Santa Clara a couple of weeks ago for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. We came across this building shortly after our visit to Mission Santa Clara when we continued our tour of … Continue reading

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MM 197 Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Clara

Our granddaughter Lia is currently in the fourth grade and is studying California Missions. Her brother Tyler is a high school sophomore who has been receiving lots of inquiries from colleges all over the country because of his recent high … Continue reading

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MM 2-25 Missions in Monochrome — San Carlos Cathedral: The Mission that Never Was (a Mission)

For Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness 2-25 I have decided to submit another photo in the series I call Missions in Monochrome. This cathedral that we visited recently stands at the site where Father Junipero Serra said his first Mass at … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochrome: San Francisco’s Mission Dolores

A Spanish soldier named Jose Joaquin Moraga and a Spanish priest named Francisco Palou founded Mission San Francisco de Asis on June 29, 1776, a week before John Hancock and others signed the Declaration of Independence three thousand miles away. … Continue reading

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Monochrome Madness 2-4: Missions in Monochrome — Mission San Jose

Leanne Cole has suggested the theme of MM for her Monochrome Madness Challenge 2-4 and so I have decided to add another posting in my series on California Missions that I have been calling Missions in Monochrome. Today we will … Continue reading

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Week 52 of Monochrome Madness

One year ago Laura Macky, a California photographer, and Leanne Cole, an Australian photographer, got together to produce a weekly challenge that they called the Monochrome Madness Challenge. Leanne has asked those of us who participated during the year to … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara is the tenth of the 21 California Missions. It was founded by the Franciscan friar Fermín de Lasuén on December 4, 1786 which is the feast day of Saint Barbara. It is often called the Queen of … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochrome: Mission Santa Cruz

Mission Santa Cruz, founded by Father Fermin Lasuen in 1791, is the twelfth of the 21 California Missions. It is often called the Hard-luck Mission because of its history of misfortunes. In 1812 one of the early Franciscan missionaries was … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochrome: Mission San Juan Bautista

Native American members of the Mutsun tribe were there first. Then came the Spanish missionary Father Fermin Lasuen (1797). He was followed by John C Fremont (1846) and Patrick Breen (1848). Alfred Hitchcock dropped by in 1957. It was a … Continue reading

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Missions in Monochome: Carmel Mission

Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo, more commonly known as Mission Carmel or Carmel Mission, was the second of the 21 California Missions and was founded by Father Junipero Serra in 1770 in Monterey and then relocated a year … Continue reading

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