Mission Solar Illumination – Recent discoveries have shown that the builders of the California Missions sited and oriented them to display the sun’s illumination on holy days.
Mission Soledad was founded in 1791 in the Salinas Valley between Missions San Antonio and Carmel. Photos, impressions and visiting information.
La Purisima Mission – The only fully restored mission complex in California is a journey back in time
Junipero Serra traveled from San Diego to Monterey establishing missions. His contribution is honored in the US Capitol with a statue.
The El Camino Real Bells – Since 1906 the bells have marked the route of the mission trail. Back then they were the only signs on the primitive highway. Full history and photos.
The El Camino Real began as an humble footpath leading from one mission to another. Today it nearly spans the length of California.
The Carmel Mission or Mission San Carlos Borromeo, is one of the most beautiful of the California missions set in one of the most beautiful cities on the Central Coast.
California Mission fountain – a previous photo of the week showing a water lily in the fountain at the Mission San Miguel