Jewel of the Missions

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

Comments (7)

Hank Waxman on January 21, 2008

Some of the locals told me that, due to heavy construction many of the swallows have found alternate nesting places reducing considerably the number of swallows that actually return directly to the Mission.

I sincerely hope they can draw them back because I think its one of the truly wonderful stories, despite my inability to carry a tune.

Palmina Moore on January 22, 2008

I was in San Juan Capistrano years ago, although sadly not at the time of the swallows returning. It was a truly beautiful place. I loved the Spanish influence in the architecture and the beautifully coloured flowering shrubs everywhere. Even with hoards of tourists, it still had a air pf peace about it.


Hank Waxman on January 22, 2008

Hi Palmina, it was a lovely, peaceful place, and as I mentioned, there is a plethora of excellent photos - inside and out - on GE.

I took one from accross the street that showed the crowds. I didn't post it because while it was geographically informative, it was photographically boring, IMHO.


May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 25, 2008

Very well caught, Hank, though it must have been difficult to get it without any people, as I understand from the conversation!


Hank Waxman on January 25, 2008

Hi May. If you look carefully you can see a basket being pulled through the door. I had to rush the shot as I was between groups of tourists.

photoshopping the cart out, but decided it's part of the story.



May Margrit B. (Swis… on January 28, 2008

Yes Hank, those little things which give the photos this personel touch. I love it! :)


Hank Waxman on January 28, 2008

Thanks May. I appreciate your critical eye.


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