Al's Photography Blog

Al's Photography Blog
Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, November 18, 2013

San Fernando Mission Workshops

Back when it was founded, the San Fernando Mission about which I've been posting for a few weeks had to be self-sufficient. The workshops have been restored. They could make their own clothes...
...as well as anything else they needed.

20 comments:

  1. Great looking mission photos. This mission is in Colorado Springs? Hope someone comes to weave and work iron in that forge from time to time.

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  2. What an interesting place and terrific photos!! Oh, I LOVE the pic of Socks in your earlier post -- I don't know how I missed it???? He does indeed look SO happy!! My blog has been a little "squirrelly" lately, but I'm glad I didn't miss seeing Socks!! What a handsome, happy boy he is!!!

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  3. This looks so interesting! Makes me want to visit. Great captures, Al!

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  4. They had their own self-sufficient community ! Neat.

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  5. nice to see the implements from a long time ago.

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  6. Looking at the artifacts of days gone by I cannot imagine the intricacies and repetition such a job entails. Yet it provided people with their needs in a very functional way and remind me a bit of the innovative new printers that can now spit out articles of plastic and other materials.

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  7. Great tour!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  8. Great . My mother had something similar!:)

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  9. Fascinating post on the Mission and excellent photography ~ thanks for 'visiting' and your comments ~ carol, xxx

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  10. All those useful everyday tools made out of beautiful wood! I would love to work with them, especially the old loom.

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  11. My husband remembers his mother using a loom like this when he was a young boy in Italy.

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  12. Good to see it being restored. With modernization these things are getting neglected.

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  13. Love the cosy and rustic feel of the workshop. Nice pictures Al :)

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  14. How interesting. I don't think we would cope so well with being self-sufficient these days.

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  15. It's been beautifully restored!

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  16. A good testimony of those workshops, where everyday garments was made​​.
    The pictures are a good reporting.

    · hugs

    · CR · & · LMA ·


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  17. Love seeing more photos of San Fernando Mission!
    Beautiful the loom on first picture! It makes me remember my Mom that used to be a talented weaver. I post many works of her on my blog.

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  18. Yup, back in the day, they couldn't just run down to the hardware store!

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  19. My first hubby had a loom. I'd love to! Thanks for the memory!
    Cheers from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

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