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Mission Bells


This is a view from the front of  Mission San Diego de Alcalá in San Diego and  early on a Memorial Day.

Of note here are The Mission Bells. Bells were vitally important to daily life at any mission. The bells were rung at mealtimes, to call the Mission residents to work and to religious services, during births and funerals, to signal the approach of a ship or returning missionary, and at other times; novices were instructed in the intricate rituals associated with ringing the mission bells. This mission had five bells.

The Mission San Diego was primarily supported from lands included in a Spanish royal land grant, encompassing roughly the eastern third of the current City of San Diego, as well as most of the cities of La Mesa and Lemon Grove. While not exact, its boundaries are roughly Interstate 805, Miramar Road, Route 125, Skyline Drive and Division Street. Boundary Street  lies directly on one portion of the boundary and draws its name from it. This is also known as Mission Valley.

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5 responses

  1. Gorgeous contrast of color against the plain mission walls! Dig it!

    June 27, 2011 at 7:02 am

  2. AHHH je suis super content c’est coool ce site je suis hond that !!! appy de f

    June 27, 2011 at 8:57 am

  3. Wonderful shot & post today Erik, I really enjoyed it! You can almost hear those bells from here….

    June 27, 2011 at 10:34 am

  4. capuano

    why would you be using F22 and ISO 3200 for this shot?

    August 5, 2011 at 9:24 am

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