The Friday Cyclotouriste

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On the Road……San Xavier Mission, Tohono O’odham Nation

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On a recent bike ride, I ended up at perhaps the finest example of Spanish mission architecture in the United States.

  • Constructed in 1692 (under the auspices of the Jesuits);
  • Raided continuously, then finally destroyed by Apaches in 1770;
  • Turned over to the Franciscans and re-built from 1783-1797.

Above, the obligatory bike portrait (with more pictures to come).


Written by fridaycyclotouriste

September 24th, 2011 at 6:35 pm

4 Responses to 'On the Road……San Xavier Mission, Tohono O’odham Nation'

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  1. beautiful!


    24 Sep 11 at 8:01 pm

  2. Nathan,
    A very nice photo! Did you make it inside the Mission?

    Here’s a photo you might enjoy:


    25 Sep 11 at 1:18 pm

  3. Jim/ beautiful light you caught! plus, you got all three crosses in the frame…yes, i did make it inside. stay tuned 🙂

  4. ingrid/ thanks for the feedback! xoxo

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