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  • Lovely to see the Mission San Miguel in your beautiful images. I haven’t been there since 1978 when we attended a Marriage Encounter weekend and again the following year for a Family Encounter Weekend with our teenagers. Your post brings back wonderful memories of some very special times.

    I wasn’t aware that there had been damage to the Mission in an earthquake. We left the California Central Coast in 1982. Good to hear that the Mission was restored.

    April 16, 2016
    • Thanks for stopping by and reading the post. Marriage Encounter weekends are still held at the Mission today. It is truly a very special place.

      Yes, the 2003 San Simeon earthquake was terrible, resulting in death and destruction. I have lived in California since the late 1970s, and it was the worst quake I have experienced. It took a long time to raise funds for the restoration, which included the statues surrounding the altar. They were sent down to Los Angeles for repair.

      April 16, 2016
  • Your beautiful photos enhance a great article, Renee.

    February 27, 2016
    • Appreciate your stopping by and reading my post, Mimi. This mission is truly one of California’s great cultural treasures. Let’s go out some night and shoot the stars.

      February 27, 2016
      • Mimi Ditchie

        I would love to get together for some night shooting. Let me know when!

        February 27, 2016
  • Your photos capture the spirit of this beautiful mission very well. In your photos the church seems longer than it did when I was in it. I hope I have a chance to go back again sometime soon. Thanks for sharing this bit of history.

    February 24, 2016
    • Thanks so much, Barb, for stopping by so quick and reading my post. I thought I was one of the few people up so late! I appreciate your kind words.

      In terms of the length of the church, keep in mind that the interior images were taken with an ultra wide angle lens to show the floor to the ceiling. Also, I framed the shot to generate a certain perspective.

      Yes, please go back. There has been much restoration in the Mission.

      February 25, 2016

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