The San Miguel Mission, from early 1600s, is billed as the oldest 'active' church in the U.S. It's been destroyed and rebuilt three times; each time a little bigger! A current restoration, without expansion, was in progress.
The amazing artwork behind the alter was restored in 1955 (not sure of date of original creation!).
Across the alley from San Miguel is the 'Oldest House'. (You decide....)
A nearby shop had beautiful (big) glass. Not sure how one would get that tall piece behind the bench home.
This horse on a balcony reminded me of Gambler, keeping a curious eye on all the action on the street.
What a sweet face!
It was refreshing to see Prayer Flags in an area so steeped in Catholic tradition.
Late in the afternoon a storm was brewing north of downtown and St Francis Cathedral.
We checked out the trendy shops (read $500 cowgirl boots) while rain fell on the Plaza.
Then it was the best meal of the trip, Chicken Pesto Pizza, at the Upper Crust.
Happy serendipity lead us back to the Plaza to see a Flamenco Dance Troop perform.
The single male singer was fantastic in Spanish, but we didn't need to know the words to understand the stories the women told in their dances.
Back to our cozy cabin and good night.