Side Chapel at San Xavier del Bac Catholic Mission, Tucson, AZ

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This is a side chapel at the famed San Xavier del Bac mission outside of Tucson, Arizona. From the mission website:

The present church was built from 1783 – 1797 by the Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Bautista Llorenz. Little is know about the actual labor of the construction of the church, who was the architect, who were the artisans, but many believe it was the Tohono O’odham who fufilled these roles. San Xavier Mission is acclaimed by many to be the finest example of mission architecture in the United States. It is a graceful blend of Moorish, Byzantine and late Mexican Renaissance architecture, yet the blending is so complete it is hard to tell where one type begins and another ends.

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San Xavier del Bac Mission

San Xavier del Bac Mission

Outside of Tucson is this 300 year old Spanish Mission. More information about it is at sanxaviermission.org.

Based on the success of my recent sepia picture, I decided to treat this one the same way. Most historic pictures of the old west are in sepia, so it seemed appropriate. And it is an easy thing to do with Lightroom 2.

Going to get out and shoot some today, working on my real estate photography skills. Conference ends this afternoon, but I am here until tomorrow. Plenty of practice time.

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