October 30, 2013

Mission San Fernando, Mount Pinos


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Courtyard fountain at San Fernando Mission

Mission San Fernando Rey de Espana was founded in 1797, 17th in the chain of 21.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Museum at Mission San Fernando

There is an extensive museum at Mission San Fernando. Though often portrayed in brown robes, the Franciscan missionaries of the late 18th century actually wore gray, as shown here.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Mayordomo room at San Fernando

The mayordomo's room at Mission San Fernando.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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San Fernando Mission wine cellar

The Franciscans planted grapes to make sacramental wine. In many of the missions winemaking became a large enterprise.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Religious statuary

A collection of religious statuary, not necessarily connected with this mission.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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La Sala and mission hospitality

The missions provided hospitality to all travellers. Important guests would be welcomed through the main doors into the sala to meet the monks, officers, and local dignitaries.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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The Bishop's Room

A grand bedroom was maintained for a visiting bishop.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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San Fernando mission library

Almost the only books in California in the Spanish/Mexican period were in the missions.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Caliofrnia state emblems

A charming collection of plaques illustrating California state emblems - the golden trout, redwood trees, Califoria valley quail, golden poppy, and more.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Madonna Room

A private collection of madonna statuettes donated to the mission museum.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Bedroom at San Fernando Mission

An elaborate bedroom, more suited to a mission ranch mayordomo than one of the ascetic monks.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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San Fernando Convento

The convento at San Fernando mission was, and still is, the largest adobe building in California. It is where the friars and a bishop lived. It deteriorated after secularization of the missions but was rstored in 1897, again in 1963, and repaired after damage in the 1971 San Fernando earthquake. It is the only original building at the mission.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Workshops at Mission San Fernando

The California missions had to be largely self-sufficient, and thus had workshops and agricultural enterprises for all the daily necessities.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Mission San Fernando church

The authentically restored nave of the mission church at San Fernando.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Mission San Fernando Altar

The resplendent gilded altar at Mission San Fernando.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

October 30, 2013
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Bob Hope at Mission San Fernando

A walled garden (with its own security guard) where Bob Hope and his wife are buried.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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San Fernando mission garden

The courtyard gardens at the Calkifornia missions are always peaceful and beautiful.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

October 30, 2013
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Loom and Bob Hope exhibit

One of the workshops exhibits an antique loom and a showcase of Bob Hope memorabilia. Hope and his wife were special patrons of Mission San Fernando.

Mission San Fernando Rey in San Fernando, California

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Oak of the Golden Dream

In 1842 Francisco Lopez slept under this very oak and dreamed he was in a pool of gold. When he awakened he did indeed find flakes of gold in the soil. This resulted in a brief gold rush.

Placerita Canyon State Park, California

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Placerita Canyon Trail

A short trail follows tiny Placerita Creek through steep chaparral covered hills.

Placerita Canyon State Park, California

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Pine forest on Mount Pinos

Ponderosa pine forest covers the higher elevations of Mount Pinos, contrasting with the surrounding chaparral and grasslands.

Los Padres National Forest, California

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Road to Mount Pinos

The road to Mount Pinos climbs through pinyon-juniper forest to pines and firs.

Los Padres National Forest, California

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