Thursday, March 4, 2010

SkyWatch Friday, Looking at the Sky on Friday / The Sky Over the San Gabriel Mission, San Gabriel, California USA


 
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There were beautiful skies over us, yesterday,  as we visited the San Gabriel Mission in San Gabriel, California USA
This mission was dedicated on September 8, 1771
-the 4th of the historic 21 California Missions-
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29 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

Oh! I LOVE the bells! Wonderful photo of heritage California.

Spiderdama said...

What a beautiful building and bells! Great shot for skywatch:-)
Wish you a nice evening!

Carletta's Captures said...

Wonderful composition in both Carolyn!

Carol said...

Beautiful photos...i like the arches and the bells..

J Bar said...

They're beautiful.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Manang Kim said...

It's so unique and so lovely. Thanks for the visit too.

SkyWatchFriday

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Carolyn: That is an amazing shot of the sky over the mission. Something we never see here.

desertsandbeyond said...

Oh, Carolyn! That is "my" mission! I went there with my fourth grade class and my high school performed next to it at the San Gabriel Auditorium! I grew up in Arcadia, which isn't far away. I saw that the bell tower had to be repaired after one of the frequent earthquakes near LA. I took my own two children to visit it and was pleased to see the little miniature missions still there! Thank you for the memories!

eileeninmd said...

Awesome! Love these photos of the skie sover the mission.

Carver said...

What a beautiful mission. I love all the old bells.

SandyCarlson said...

Gorgeous. What a place. I like your photos very much.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific shot, Carolyn! Love those old missions and they are perfect for a sky shot like these! Hope you have a super weekend!

Sylvia

Karine said...

These are lovely Skywatch photos! I've always had a fascination with churches (and fancy that, I now work at one!) and always love to see new ones :o)

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

what a beautiful bells with matching skies on the back.
thanks for visiting me,hope you enjoy your day and weekend as well.


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Martha Z said...

It reminds me of my days as a schoolgirl in California. We had to learn all about the missions.

Thank you for the award. I was just about to work on that last night when I got a phone call, "where are you, it's ladies game night". Sometimes I think I get too involved with the blogging.

Amanda said...

beautiful architecture!!! I love the sky through the holes in the building! California is so beautiful! Happy SkyWatch =)

Evelyn Howard said...

Carolyn: this is truly unique. I love it!

Regina said...

How beautiful!
Great captures Carolyn.
Have a lovely day and weekend.

BLOGitse said...

Beautiful...Yesterday shot today...
Happy LATSOF!

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JOE TODD said...

Really like the symmetry in the photos. Have a great weekend and don't slip on any glossy floors LOL

Ralph said...

The mission is beautiful. The cross on top seems to be pointing to heaven as the clouds seem to have parted for just enough blue. Nice place sitting under a fair weather cloudy sky...

NatureFootstep said...

nice building that accompanies the sky. :)

RuneE said...

No quiet meditation here :-)

Beautiful compositions.

Grandma said...

Love the way that the sky is captured through the windows. Beautiful pics.

Grandma's Friday Sky

Calico Crazy said...

Gorgeous skies, incredible architecture, and a little history an unbeatable combination. ~ Calico Contemplations

Johnny Nutcase said...

I love missions and these photos are great, really like that first one. so much character!

Giampiero said...

I like composition and the bells!! Beautiful

happily retired gal said...

Wonderful views of the mission, bells, and the sky ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

IvyC. said...

Charming elements - Lovely framing work!