30 April 2009

In the Shadows of the Mission

Recently, I escaped the dreary Oregon spring for an extended weekend in Orange County. And on a Saturday afternoon with a little time on my hands, I ventured north to the San Gabriel Mission and Pasadena.

bug and mission

The mission turned out to be quite the hub of activity -- hosting both a traditional wedding on one side of the lot, and a car show complete with aging rock band along the main drag.

painting car mission

And while the cars were certainly shiny and bright, I think my favorite part was the display of handpainted tiles set into the sidewalk surrounding the mission.

toes and tiles

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