Today I thought I'd write about a lovely place in California, Mission San Luis Rey.
This is an old mission from the days when California was a Spanish colonial expansion. The cemetary is still in use, at least for interring ashes anyway. I have some relatives who are buried there. They have a sweet, little gift shop, the only place I have been that has medals of King St. Louis of France (patron of the mission) for sale.
|Parking lot and cemetery entrance. (Old church building off to left, monastery grounds off to right)|
|An example of the niches in the cemetery. (These are from the older part. There are newer parts, too.)|
|Explanatory sign in historic garden area--this is behind the photographer in the top picture.|
|View of the historic gardens|
|One of the Stations of the Cross on the grounds|
|Another one of the Stations|
|Beautiful blooming tree on the grounds (in early September)--I think it's a eucalyptus.|