We chased two peacocks around for 10 minutes trying to get a good shot before we gave up and headed off to SJB.
Here are a few images from inside the mission. You can see the detailed painting in the baptismal room. This type of decorative painting is continued through the entire mission.
You can see what's left of the original paint to the left of this door. We had to duck through most of the doorways. They were about 5'6" high. We decided most of these people must have been very small in stature.
I had a request for the Kitty door, so although out of focus, here it is. This chapel was very dark, and although my camera has a million settings, it doesn't include an automatic tripod that drops from the bottom when I need it. All of the doors in the mission are made like this one and are painted turquoise. They look like water flowing from the top to the bottom.
Across the plaza square from the mission is the Plaza Hall ... not the Palace Hotel as I previously stated. The Palace Hotel with its bar, poker room, dining room and kitchen on the bottom floor and sleeping rooms on the top floor, is located to the right of the Mission. On the right side of the Plaza Hall building pictured here, is the livery stable, which is my favorite, being the horse person I am!!
I must say this is the fanciest livery stable I have ever seen. Mr. J. J. Wright must have been wealthy.
It is filled with carriages and wagons of every sort from beer wagons to the cadillac of carriages equivalent to a limo. It has wooden floors throughout with holes drilled in the boards for drainage. One horse to a slot, I'm thinking the horses weren't very big either!