Photos

Photographer's Note

This is the cactus garden, at the back of the Mission San Xavier outside Tucson, Arizona. Taken late afternoon, with most of the image in shadow. More info here:

"Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles (16 km) south of downtown Tucson, Arizona on the Tohono O'odham San Xavier Indian Reservation. Named for a pioneering Christian missionary and co-founder of the Society of Jesus (Jesuit Order), the Mission is also known as the "place where the water appears" as the Santa Cruz River (which runs underground) surfaces nearby[citation needed]. The Mission is situated in the center of a centuries-old Indian settlement of the Tohono O'odham (formerly known as Papago), located along the banks of the Santa Cruz River.

The mission was founded in 1699 by the Jesuit missionary Eusebio Francisco Kino, who often visited and preached in the area. The original mission church, located about two miles (3 km) away, was vulnerable to Apache attacks who finally destroyed it in about 1770."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Xavier_del_Bac

Gerrit, snunney, Budapestman, jhm, pierrefonds, banaei_nikon, BelCan75, JCG, Graal has marked this note useful

Photo Information
Viewed: 3625
Points: 30
Discussions
  • None
Additional Photos by Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9791 W: 991 N: 18546] (94316)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH