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Carmel Mission

This is the Mission San Carlos Borroméo del río Carmelo or as it’s better known, The Carmel Mission. The mission was first established in Carmel in 1771. The Carmel Mission is considered to be the most authentically restored Franciscan mission. It’s courtyard and gardens are just beautiful and even with lots of people roaming around was very peaceful and serene. This is the front courtyard and facade of the chapel.

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33 responses

  1. I love these old missions! Nice!

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    August 21, 2013 at 7:48 am

  2. Beautiful shot of a great place, Edith. There is just something about these old historic places.

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    August 21, 2013 at 8:54 am

  3. An imposing (lovely) facade! I bet the interior is cool though.

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    August 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

    • Thanks Heather. The interior was beautiful. I’ll be posting an interior shot as well plus have lots more of the exterior. I love these types of buildings so I went a little nuts 😀

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      August 21, 2013 at 10:27 am

  4. Love old buildings. Beautiful pic!

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    August 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

  5. Lovely shot, Edith. We absolutely loved Carmel when we drove down Highway 1. We were only really expecting to stop one night there but ended up staying for two.

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    August 21, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    • Thanks Andy. I know exactly what you mean. We fell in love with Carmel and ended up spending more time there then we thought we would.

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      August 21, 2013 at 2:46 pm

  6. le traitement des couleurs est superbes

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    August 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm

  7. Well done, Edith. I know from experience that this is not an easy subject to capture being basically north facing and, from what I can judge from the shadows, this shot was taken around the middle of the day. You got a much better result than I did.

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    August 21, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  8. I am loving that sky Edith, great image and post!

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    August 21, 2013 at 3:51 pm

  9. Simply gorgeous, Edith!

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    August 21, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  10. Beautiful, beautiful mission….I’m glad it’s been preserved. Thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

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    August 21, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  11. Beautiful job Edith!

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    August 21, 2013 at 10:35 pm

  12. Stanley

    I guess it started in 1770. Date is not sure…..

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    August 22, 2013 at 5:32 am

    • Thanks Stanley. You’re actually right the mission was established in Monterey Bay in 1770 but then moved to Carmel By The Sea in 1771.

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      August 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

  13. Great shot, love the processing.

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    August 22, 2013 at 11:50 am

  14. Beautiful photo.

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    August 24, 2013 at 11:29 am

  15. Absolutely splendid, Edith, I love those details and textures in the old architecture there! Wonderfully captured, my friend!

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    August 28, 2013 at 3:03 pm

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  17. Bob

    Go highway #1 all the way. Nothing bad to see the whole trip. Good photo’s!

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    September 4, 2013 at 12:25 am

    • You’re right Bob there’s noting bad to see but sometimes there’s nothing to see at all if the fog rolls in 🙂 That’s what happened to me at one point in Big Sur.

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      September 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

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