Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Sepia Scenes / Mission San Juan Capistrano

Mission bell at Mission San Juan Capistrano in southern California. Beyond is the Great Stone Church which was begun in 1797 and took nine years to build. On December 8, 1812, an earthquake struck during morning Mass. The walls crumbled and the domes caved in, killing 42 Indian worshippers. The Church was never rebuilt.

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Sepia Scenes


Anonymous said...

So it's just been half standing there since 1812? WoW! It's perfect for sepia, but I'm shocked that there's actually anything at all there still.

kaye said...

that's a lovely garden. If you’d like to drop by and see my sepia scene & window views, they are here. thanks!

maryt/theteach said...

A very artful photo, Carolyn! I love the sepia tone! Thanks so much for participating! :)

Carletta said...

Lovely image!
There is so much in this I like - the fluffy clouds over the stone, the shadows and the elegant curve of bell.

Heidi said...

Your composition is very nice in this photo. I also love the slightly disturbing history behind the church. Enjoyed visiting your blog!
If you'd like to stop by my blog I'm at Cake Crumbs.

Greyscale Territory said...

There is something quite haunting and nostalgic in this sepia photo! Beautiful!