Random mutterings, observations, and comments on what ever comes to mind. Photos will be posted.
Many years ago we visited a mission outside of San Antonio...but I can't remember it's name and I think it looked different than this one. Interesting places, though.Re your friend and food on the window. I don't know about him. I wouldn't want to eat food that had been pasted on a window! :-)
Lowell, there are five Missions in San Antonio including the Alamo. This one is the first Mission south of downtown .Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña (also Mission Concepcion) was established in 1716 as Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de los Hainais in East Texas. It was originally meant to be a base for converting the Hasinai. The mission was moved in 1731 to San Antonio. After its relocation most of the people in the mission were Pajalats who spoke a Coahuiltecan language. Founded by Franciscan friars, this is the best preserved of the Texas missions.By 1760 Spain cut off funding for these missions, and they were abandoned to local control. It was at Mission Concepcion that the first skirmish of the Texas revolution occurred in 1835-36 when Mexican troops engaged Texas Revolutionaries lead by James Bowie and James Fannin of later Alamo fame. The battle of Concepcion lasted about 30 minutes.
If I am ever in San Antonio I must visit this place!
The Missions are an interesting part of history predating the American Revolution. They are a "must see" attraction maintained by the National Park Service.
love these pics!greetings from brusselsanni
Striking interior compared to the exterior.
This Mission is an active Catholic Church where Mass is held every Sunday. I suspect that those living in the local area consider this their Church. The interior has been maintained and restored a number of times, most recently in 2010.
When we moved to SA in '65, this mission was crumbling. Glad to see it is in such good condition now. That third photo of yours is so striking. Circles on circles on circles on circles with a couple of rectangles, squares and triangular bulbs to keep you from getting dizzy. Another one for the walls!
Thank you for your kind comments. I just looked up, and there it was.