The Mission Bells of San Juan Capistrano
The building of the Great Stone Church began in 1797 and was completed in 1806.
The majority of the building was demolished by a series of earthquakes on December 8, 1812.
The 4 mission bells on the left were salvaged from the rubble of the earthquakes.
Debs in the ancient open breezeways of the mission.
Gardens of the Mission.
The riderless horse statue in honor of Portolá Riders who have died while preserving the early California western riding tradition.
Old but stunning brick architecture.
Girls getting ready for a portrait shoot.
Beautiful gardens and open breezeways of the mission.
Debs at the Mission.
Entrance to the old cathedral.
Bells and fountain of the old mission.
Father Serra's gold cathedral built in 1782 and still in use today.
The original remains of the basilica walls.
The Serra Statue commissioned in 1914 in honor of Father Serra's work with the Indians.
Statue of Father Serra with Indian Boy
The ruins of the Great Stone Church, built of sandstone.
Priest's entrance into the old basilica.