Tuesday, October 12, 2010

San Xavier Del Bac

Playing with the camera at sunset.

Here is another Tucson gem.  Tonight we took a road trip and snapped some pictures of our beautiful Spanish mission.

A National Historic Landmark, San Xavier Mission was founded as a Catholic mission by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692. Construction of the current church began in 1783 and was completed in 1797.

The oldest intact European structure in Arizona, the church's interior is filled with marvelous original statuary and mural paintings. It is a place where visitors can truly step back in time and enter an authentic 18th Century space.

The church retains its original purpose of ministering to the religious needs of its parishioners.

So if you're in town, it's free and takes you to another time period. Oh...and a lot of cacti to see here:) Happy Adventures!


  1. All beautiful photos. I love the SW and old churches. Hope to get to Tucson someday.

  2. Very nice scenes in that evening light---yes, I must go there next time in Tucson! And a curve-billed thrasher on a cacti...I've been hearing many of those birds here lately.

  3. I've been there but only once and need to go back. Your photos are fantastic! Is that a Curved Bill Thrasher?

  4. I do believe it's a curved bill thrasher:)

  5. A wonderful play during sunset produced wonderful photos. I specifically love that cross above the red-colored stones! dramatic play of lights.

  6. So cool! We have Spanish missions here in Texas, but didn't realize the parallel universe over in your part of the world. Excellent.
    Hey, I thought I had you on my blog favorites list all this time, but just realized I didn't. You're on there now. Happy Gardening over there in Tucson and hope you finally got some cool weather!
    David/ Tropical Texana/ Houston


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