Monday, September 28, 2009

La Purisima

During my last week adventure to Santa Barbara I took a deliberate wrong turn at the fork in the road and ended up just outside Lompoc, CA at the Mision La Purisima Concepcion De Maria Santisima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of Most Holy Mary).

This mission was founded on December 8, 1787 by Franciscan Padre Presidente Fermin Francisco Lasuen. It has a long history of prosperity, earthquake damage (the Great Earthquake of 1812), rebuilding, and disrepair, and finally in 1935 it received its current restoration.

Here are some photos I took with my handy Kodak Easy Share digital camera:

Next time you're driving outside of Santa Barbara and you come to the fork in the road bear left and pay a visit to La Purisima.

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