Monday, March 29, 2010

Tumacacori Mission

On our way up to Tucson yesterday we stopped at the old Tumacacori Mission.  This is a lovely spot that was built and sustained by Jesuits and later the Franciscan monks over a period of 150 years. It's a walled compound with an adobe church that was never actually finished.  I'm not going to go into any more history here.  I'll just give you some of the beautiful images we saw.


  1. Those organic curves of adobe seem Dali-esque. The colors are so soft in the sun. Then there's that striking white dome behind it all. Beautiful.

  2. Hi Joanna

    this is an interesting mix of architectural styles. Is the compound used now.

    Happy days

  3. Hi Stephanie, yes I like the organic curves. Adobe is so cool the way it does that, and it looks so good in the afternoon sun.

    Hi Delwyn, the styles are different for sure. The older structures were ones were built earlier (by the Jesuits) and worn down. It's a national heritage site now, not used except for demonstrations.

  4. Just visiting from steven's blog. Your photos are amazing. The way you've caught the light and shadow on those ancient adobe buildings is beautiful.

  5. Hi Barry, thanks for visiting. The strong southwestern light is marvelous for taking photos like these, especially the old adobe.


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