Saturday, April 25, 2009

Missions Confidential

Mission San Juan y San Miguel
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Leaving Louisiana behind, we continued westward and entered the great state of Texas. I wish I had a picture of the 14+ lanes of freeways and expressways and interchanges in and around Houston. That was some insane roadways, boys and girls! Houston is notorious for some of the worst traffic in the nation, but I think traveling through the area on a Saturday proved advantageous. We made it through and past this sprawling--and I do mean s...p...r...a...w...l...i...n...g--metropolis in no time. The destination for the day: San Antonio. The goal: to photograph the Alamo--scene of the battle for Texas independence from Mexico. Unfortunately, it was Fiesta San Antonio, which meant the streets around the Alamo were closed and traffic was horrific. So, we skipped the Alamo and went down to the southern end of the city to see the missions down there.

Mission Concepcion
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Mission San Jose y San Miguel De Aguayo is "the queen of the missions" and begins a line of missions established by the Spanish in 1720 along the San Antonio river. We visited Mission San Juan and Mission Concepcion.

Photo copyright: Janet Kincaid, 04/09


Virginia said...

Those two are real winners. JUst beautiful J!
Davis is here. He would say hi but he's too shy.

Janet Kincaid said...

VJ: Thanks! And a hi back to Davis. He's my favorite!

Maya said...

Beautiful shot! Doesn't good light make all the difference? I'm so glad we went to the Missions in the late afternoon!

Janet Kincaid said...

Maya: Good light is key to pretty much any good shot, I think. I'm glad we were able to see these in the late afternoon. Too bad we didn't have the same light for the Alamo.