Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Mission Dolores

Mission (left) and Basilica (right)
Founded in 1776 and built in 1791, Mission Dolores is the oldest building in San Francisco.  It is the only remaining intact mission chapel along the El Camino Real (Royal Road) where twenty-one missions dotted the trail, stretching from Sonoma to San Diego.  The basilica next door was built in 1918.

Next door to the mission is the green oasis of Dolores Park.  From the steep south slope you have a great view of the city skyline.

And a glimpse of the park from across the street on an overcast afternoon

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