Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mission San Xavier

After the fam and I checked out El Nacimiento, we headed to Mission San Xavier Del Bac. It is located on the Tohono O'odham reservation near Tucson, and was built between 1783 and 1797. It's a really beautiful building.

It is unknown why one of the towers was never completed.

The mission is currently undergoing a restoration process. You can clearly tell which side of the exterior has been restored and which hasn't yet.

I love this nativity scene.

Although I had been to the mission before, I had never noticed that the door handles were a snake and a mouse.

Exterior door handle

Some of the local Native Americans cook and serve food underneath these shelters in front of the mission. Although the weather looks really nice, it was unbelieveably windy on the day we were there. We bought some frybread with cheese on top, and the wind would've blown the cheese right off if we hadn't folded our plates in half.

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Blogger m. heart said...

What a gorgeous place. And that shelf full of statues looks like my dream collection...

1/15/2010 9:52 AM  

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