Santa Barbara Mission At Twilight
"Queen of the Missions" for its graceful beauty. Founded
in 1786, is was the tenth of 21 Franciscan missions in California. Its settling
was rather quiet, as far as missions go, and it still functions as a church
for many. From the perspective of the Mission you get a true look at the evolution
of our city. You can see how it has changed from a Chumash land to a Spanish
land and finally to an American state. It has seen earthquakes that caused it
to be rebuilt and illustrates the changing lifestyles of the people it served.
Santa Barbara Mission 2201 Laguna Street Santa Barbara, CA 93105 805-682-4149
photo by Cara Moore.