Sunday, January 24, 2010

Brian and Simone Visit: Day 4

So today was a lazy day for the most part. It started out dark and stormy, ended up being a beautiful day again, obviously. We went and checked out the San Xavier del Bac Mission south of Tucson on the Tohono O'odham Nation reservation. The mission was built in the late 1700's by Spanish missionaries. And they are constantly working on restoring it. Lacking money and resources, they chose to decorate the church with elaborate paintings, intended to mimic gold and other lavish decorations typical of European cathedrals.

San Xavier del Bac Mission

In the main cathedral part
He looks guilty of something.
A separate single room building for prayers, statues and candles.

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