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.