May 16th, 2015

Mission Dolores

Mission Dolores

On Saturday, after doing a couple of errands in San Francisco, D. and I took a tour of Mission Dolores, where we saw the original mission, the basilica and the cemetery and garden, and I took some pics.

Outside the mission, on Dolores St., there is a statue of the Virgin Mary where people leave offerings.

Inside the original mission, with its surprisingly ornate ceiling patterned on Ohlone Indian designs.

A diorama, originally created for the 1939 World's Fair in San Francisco, shows what the area looked like around 1791.

Outside we catch a glimpse of the cross on top of the basilica.

Inside the basilica.

One of the stained glass windows inside the basilica.

A statue at the side door to the basilica.

The cemetery and garden in back of the mission.

There are many old gravestones in the cemetery, dating from the mission's earliest days up to the 1890s.

There are fancier obelisks and monuments as well.

An iris in the cemetery garden, and a primrose.

More old headstones.

A rose in the garden.

Another look at the cemetery before we return home.