Friday, March 17, 2006

San Xavier Mission

The San Xavier del Bac Mission was built in 1797 and is in the process of being renovated. The inside was incredibly elaborate but I felt funny taking pictures because it's an active church for the Tohono O'odham. This site has some good pictures of the interior.

Mission mid-renovation. It was a very overcast day which is not the norm here.
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Wall painting in the museum section. I love the little quail at the bottom.
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La Virgen de Guadalupe with some of the hundreds of candles lit there.
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This is a place I'd love to read more about.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Those are a whole lotta candles.

Love the family photos!!!