California: Santa Ines Mission

Santa Ines Mission Bell Tower

Santa Ines Mission Bell Tower

Courtyard

Courtyard

Rose Arbor

Rose Arbor

Santa Ines Altar

Santa Ines Altar

Embroidered Lamb

Embroidered Lamb

Chumash Family Statue

Chumash Family Statue

Statue of Santa Ynes

Statue of Santa Ynes

St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

St. Francis and the Wolf of Gubbio

The Santa Ines Mission was founded in 1804 in Solvang, California (near Santa Barbara).  It is nicknamed the “Hidden Gem of the Missions” because of its beautiful location overlooking the Santa Ynez River.  It is one of California’s most well-restored missions, and currently serves about 1,300 families.

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

10 Responses to California: Santa Ines Mission

  1. mrsbearfoot says:

    Would love to see that in person! Your images are stunning, as always.

    ~Lindy

  2. Kongo says:

    Great photos. I love driving up the 101 and Solvang is a great stop. I also like to hit Pea Soup Anderson’s in Buellton!

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  4. made58 says:

    Thanks for sharing love your pictures of the Mission. I have some myself. Love yours. Madeleine

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