S: Mission San Diego de Alcalá - Mother of the Alta California Missions
FC: Ariana's Visit To Mission San Diego de Alcalá
1: To my parents, A.J. , Amanda and Lala , thank you for the opportunity to see history alive. To all who read this book, may you learn as much as I have about this beautiful mission. With love, Ariana
3: The many signs at Mission San Diego that tell information and history of the Mission System.
4: There are many beautiful sights like this one that people like to take pictures at..
5: The mission is still active, it holds masses and special events like weddings.
6: Take the picture Mom! | This an "horno" or oven that the Kumeyaay Indians used to bake their food. They used the grinding stones to make flour out of seeds and grains.
7: EWAA Local American Indian descendants built this example of a typical hut used by the Kumeyaay before and during mission days. After gathering and cutting branches from willow trees, they shaped the branches to make a frame. The branches were then tied together and secured to the frame and then smaller branches were woven into the structure to fill in the spaces. An 'ewaa provided warmth and protection from the elements for two or more people.
9: A typical priest's room. with furniture, and clothing.
10: The pretty gardens had many uses such as grave sites, places to meditate, and appreciate the quite surroundings.
11: St. Francis of Asisi
13: We don't know all there is to know about the missions. As anthropologists continue to dig they find more clues about mission life.
14: The armless Christ is a reminder that we are His arms.
15: This canopy identifies this mission as a one of the four basilicas in the mission system.
16: Four Saints decorate the entrance to the "St. Francis Chapel."
19: The design on the wall has a special meaning, the blue represents the sky, the green is the grass and trees and the brown represents the earth.
21: The bell on the bottom right is the only original bell left in the tower.
23: The hallway leads you to the cross where Father Luis Jayme was killed. He is the first California Christian Martyr .
24: Follow the bells up "El Camino Real" from the first mission, San Diego de Alcalá to the last "San Francisco Solano in Sonoma...