This is the beautiful Mission San Xavier del Bac . It was completed in 1797. It rises up right out of the flat desert.
They are working on the front of the Chapel.
A beautiful ceiling just full of paintings!
The benches show the strong Spanish influence.
All of the walls are covered with beautiful paintings and carvings.
This hill is right outside the museum. No, we did not climb it. We were headed to Tubac and did not take the time. The Mission is still an operating Church.
Tubac is a charming little artist town very near the Mexican border. They were having an art show the next week-end! Bad timing for us, I would love to have been there for the show.
Again, a strong Spanish feel to all the art.
Great painting of an owl on an old piece of wood.
Isn't he cute? Maybe St. Francis?
I hope you enjoyed the Arizona photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.