I wanted to share a few photos of my visit to the mission located just north of Paso Robles, California. The area is a hotbed now for fantastic wines, nearly 300 wineries and wonderful vistas. The mission is quaint, still used for regular mass and is in restoration of sorts. To read more follow this link.
http://www.missionsanmiguel.org/

A look at a portion awaiting some restoration work.

A look at a portion awaiting some restoration work.

I just loved the look of the bell tower built form local rock.

I just loved the look of the bell tower built form local rock.

Beautiful cactus flowers!

Beautiful cactus flowers!

A look down the corridor on the east side of the Mission.

A look don the corridor on the east side of the Mission.

The fountain seen when entering from the East side of the Mission.

The fountain seen when entering from the East side of the Mission.

A look at an old tower behind the giant prickly pear cactus. South end of Mission grounds.

A look at an old tower behind the giant prickly pear cactus. South end of Mission grounds.

Unfortunately we arrived too early to enter the grounds. We were able to enter the church and see the beautiful art work inside.

A look at the altar. Out of respect I shot without a flash, used the natural early morning light coming through the windows.

A look at the altar. Out of respect I shot without a flash, used the natural early morning light coming through the windows.

Another view looking toward the front of the chapel.

Another view looking toward the front of the chapel.

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