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Mission San Francisco de Asís

We visited Misión San Francisco de Asís (St. Francis of Assisi), also known as Mission Dolores today. St. Francis of Assisi is the Patron Saint of San Francisco. We also visited the Mission Dolores Basilica next door.

The Mission itself was completed in 1791 and survived the earthquake of 1906. The original redwood logs supporting the roof, lashed together with rawhide, remain in place, although they were paralled with steel in 1916 to resist earthquakes. The church next door was not so fortunate, and was destroyed by the earthquake of 1906. The current Basilica was built in 1918 and was visited by Pope John Paul II.

I have downloaded the photos of both buildings from my camera, and a few photos of the Mission cemetery and grounds, and will upload them to the site after post-processing is complete. Both structures are very impressive, for quite different reasons, and I will talk about them more in a future blog entry, when photos are available.

Update 02/12/2008: The blog entry with photos is here, entered in January.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

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