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California pics - Mission San Juan Capistrano
Ok I figured its about time I post photos from my vacation. I figured the way I'd do it is I'd post them in sets according to place. Also I'm gonna post songs you should listen to while viewing the photos :) Isn't that special?

Oh and please note the new user icon made from one of my photos of my favorite flower in the whole world, the Golden Poppy, California's state flower :D I thought I'd give my Caution: Mexican Crossing sign a rest for awhile. Besides, poppies are such a friendly flower *beams*

During my trip to Northern California I decided to make a stop in Mission San Juan Capistrano. Yep, the very same with the swallows coming back and all that jazz, in fact they're due back this month if they're not already here. The last time I went was when I was 6 and I used to pass it every Monday and Wednesday for college up until recently and I intended to go there again but never really took the chance. I figured, well why the hell not? I'll drop in a bit. I gotta say the day was PERFECT for photos, even if just of the vacationy nature. I'd like to point out that only 2 of these photos are color edited, and its not the ones you'd think. Only one of the hallway shots and the shot inside the church were altered, all else is my awesome new camera and our beautiful Californian weather :D

A song: Chocolat Soundtrack - Vianne Sets Up Shop

And the photos!

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Mission San Juan Capistrano was founded in 1776 in what is now Orange County, CA. It is the site of California's first winery and has our oldest still in use building, the Serra Chapel (where the candle photo was taken). Also grabbed this little bit of info, the surrounding area was the setting for the first Zorro story. Weird.

More to come later!
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buttfacemakani From: buttfacemakani Date: March 31st, 2007 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
awesome!! aha I secretly love old historical stuff like that.
turbinerocks From: turbinerocks Date: March 31st, 2007 10:00 am (UTC) (Link)
What a beautiful place. o_o
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 05:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
if youre ever in southern california I suggest you go!
doc_halfmoon From: doc_halfmoon Date: March 31st, 2007 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
Beautiful place, ... really! =D
I hope to see more photos soon!

I love monasteries ... and churches, you know! ;D
cacodaemonia From: cacodaemonia Date: March 31st, 2007 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are all beautiful, but I especially love the one with all the red candles! *.* Do you have plans to post any of these on your DeviantArt page?
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 03:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nah probably not. its a real pain in the butt to go through all the categories. with photobucket it was like "dump, upload, the end!" You can save them though if you wish :)
cacodaemonia From: cacodaemonia Date: April 1st, 2007 04:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hehe, yeah, it can be tedious uploading to DA. ^_^;

Oh, thank you! I will do that. :D
From: silber Date: March 31st, 2007 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
woah! beautiful place, fuzzle.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 05:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is why I love missions :)
webgodd_s From: webgodd_s Date: March 31st, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty!
From: neofeliss Date: March 31st, 2007 03:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, the weather there is beautiful. =D That camera sure does wonders, eh?
hartssong From: hartssong Date: March 31st, 2007 04:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
I used to watch Zorro religously when I was little. He was so damn cool.

Awesome photos, I love old buildings. ^_^
reyfox From: reyfox Date: March 31st, 2007 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought you lived in California and vacationed to Florida. I can't pin you down!
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 05:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do! There's nothing wrong with playing tourist in your own backyard :) Plus California is /huuuuuuge/ and I only live in the most southern part. And just give it a couple months, I'll have everyone REALLY confused then.
ruggels From: ruggels Date: March 31st, 2007 05:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
There is an excellent restaurant just dowj the street from there. It's where Tom (Clark Kent) had his wedding reception, Superb food. and the building is the old Spanish Jail from the same period as the mission. Great Bar too.

Scott
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
hrm had i known that i would have stopped. I ended up doing Jack in the Box dollar menu just so i could get on the road asap. I tried calling you that day but you didn't answer. Ah well.
chessapeaka From: chessapeaka Date: March 31st, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That mission is one of the places that lurks in the back of my memories and haunts my dreams--it's not a bad thing, it's just kind of surreal. All I remember about going there last time was that the place was chock full of rat poop. XD I remember sitting in one of those benches you took a picture of, listening to my mom go on about how much rat poop there was...

Anyways. These are lovely pictures.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: March 31st, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
now there's a fond memory if i ever heard one! I didn't see any rat poop when I was there. Actually it was a lot cleaner than the last time I went, and they took out the machines that dispensed "swallow" food which..consequently, attracted the pigeons. XD
dustmeat From: dustmeat Date: March 31st, 2007 08:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
<--homesick now
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thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: April 1st, 2007 04:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
That would be an interesting trip :) I admit I've entertained the idea of doing that myself but the thing is its no fun to do alone. At least you have Jenna!
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