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Date: 2-2-2016 12:13 AM
Subject: Mission Santa Clara
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Tags:art, autumn, berry, bird, field trip, flower, mission, observatory, santa clara, shrine, squirrel, statue
Mission Santa Clara


In spite of the rain showers that threatened on Saturday, D. and I went to Mission Santa Clara at nearby Santa Clara University, and I took some pics before I became too tired and achey and we had to come home.


A shrine near the mission.





The campus.





The spire on the church.





Primroses are a bright spot in the garden outside the church.





The roses wait for spring.





St. Augustine of Hippo next to a side door to the mission.





The mission sanctuary.





An ornate light fixture.





An 1889 painting by Riva Giuseppe Bergamo.





A last look at the interior before we go back outside.





Founded in 1777, this mission was the first to bear the name of a woman, St. Claire of Assisi.





A black phoebe waits for insects to catch in the garden.





A camellia in the garden.





A squirrel scampers around the grounds.





The Ricard Observatory, no longer functional and which now houses documents about the history of Santa Clara University.





Bright red nandina berries are a counterpoint to the gray day.





Echoes of autumn linger below Bradford pear trees on campus, already in full bloom.




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