As promised, the photos from Carmel Mission and the burial site of Junipero Serra.
From what I read, this mission was Serra's favorite, and it became his home base. It also had some significant damage from neglect before being rebuilt/repaired.
The outside of the mission. To the right is the old cemetery, and to the left are buildings around a courtyard.
I think this said it was the original cross from the top of the church.
Serra's burial place, beneath the floor of the sanctuary.
And I cannot resist this last one. I think it will find its way into future lectures on the Spanish conquest. I can't get over the imagery... Sacred Heart of Jesus / Christ the King rolled into one. Complete with gilded cape and wooden cross. I was a bit amused, but also a bit saddened by the way we use imagery sometimes.