Friday, 15 September 2017

Mission in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Even when flying (or hiking, climbing or diving) there's always time to do a few other things. We enjoy visiting the old Missions for their architecture and history (when it was built, when it fell into disrepair or was destroyed in some manner, and how it was re-built at least once or twice over it's lifetime). But each has its own unique story.

The Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo is no different; but with the dedication of its most recent curator, is known as one of the most authentically restored of all the mission churches in California. The mission grounds are also home to an elementary school and the sound of children playing could be heard the whole time we were there.

"Earthquake warning: This is an unreinforced masonry building.
You may not be safe inside or near unreinforced masonry buildings during an earthquake."

Morning mass was just concluding as we arrived.

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