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Monday, January 22, 2018

San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District (1)

Next to the mission I showed you in the last couple of posts is the San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District. It's a state park consisting of several well-preserved and restored old buildings. Here's an old stagecoach - imagine riding in this for hours in the Old West!
One of the buildings is an elegant, large old house.
It's fascinating to see how people lived back then and well worth the small admission fee.
They lived in such a beautiful place.
And of course every community had to be self-sufficient!


  1. This reminds me to continue my quest to see all of the California Missions. This is one that I haven't been to before.

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  2. They lived in a beautiful place, indeed, but had to be far more self-sufficient than we are today. Wonderful photos, Al.
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  3. I have not visited this Mission or plaza. We have passed by but haven't had time to stop. I will like to explore the area this year.

  4. Just lovely! I like to see history preserved.

  5. Great captures, Al! I love the decor of the time period though I'm sure I wouldn't have wanted to live in those times.

  6. Fascinating interior photos of the buildings ~

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    A ShutterBug Explores,
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  7. ·.
    It seems to be an interesting place. A beautiful museum, judging by your excellent photographs.
    Everything is very elegant.


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  8. I always love touring places like this -- it makes history so much more real -- and I remember it so much better.

  9. Great photos. I live nearby. When I was a teenager, long, long ago, I used to visit this hotel a lot until I started thinking that spirits followed me home. Silly teenager I was.

  10. The house is lovely - large rooms for that time period!

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    Al will catch our dreams
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  12. Great serie of posts of the San Juan Bautista Plaza Historic District!
    Love the photos too!


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