Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Welcome to Mision San Francisco de Asis or Mission Dolores

The front of Mision San Francisco de Asis
The marker
Living in California and going to school here, you learn about the California Missions that the Spanish set up in the late 18th century. Mision San Francisco de Asis was the sixth to be established under the direction of Father Junipero Serra. Five days before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Father Francisco Palou celebrated the first Mass under a makeshift shelter and the City of Saint Francis had its official beginning on June 29, 1776:

Inside the Mission Chapel
The Alter
Statues inside the Chapel
More statues
Stained Glass
The Mission is the oldest surviving building in San Francisco. They also have some artifacts from back in the day:

18th Century Chair
18th Century Brass Crucfix

And the art work:

Cast Stone Sculpture of Father Junipero Sierra-1909
Ceramic Mural-Guillermo Granizo
I love this mural

One thing about the Missions are the cemeteries. I always like walking around and looking around and thinking about how the people lived back in the day:

A partial view of the cemetery


  1. Fascinating and beautiful artifacts Patrick! The alter is absolutely gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful pictures with us! Thanks again for linking up...have a great weekend!

    1. You are welcome. Hope everything is going well with you.


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