Thursday, May 31, 2012

Arizona Road Trip: San Xavair


This is my last stop on this road trip before making my way to Phoenix.  This is Mission San Xavier del Bac, just south of Tucson.  It is nicknamed “The White Dove of the Desert”.  This beautiful church is still very active and serving the Tohono O’odham Reservation.  It is a dramatic site sitting in this desert location and those equally dramatic monsoon clouds make it stand out even more.

I am back in Phoenix from my vacation in Italy and I'll start posting regular posts on June 1st for theme day.  Thank you to all of you who followed my Arizona Road Trip while I was away.  Once I get the photos from the Italy trip downloaded and edited, I'm sure I'll find a few to show you.  I had a wonderful time visiting a beautiful and historic country.

16 comments:

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Great photo and sky of San Xavier.

Julie and I were certain you wold enjoy your long-overdue trip to Italy and we are anxious to hear all about it and see your photos.

Kate said...

It truly is an outstanding looking church. Is there a reason for the color differential of the two sides?

brattcat said...

this road trip series has been delightful. can't wait to see what you saw in italy. welcome home.

Mo said...

Hope you had a fabulous time in Italy. Our trip around Arizona has been superb. I've enjoyed every image of it.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Interesting trip, this one you're doing. Well done and please, have fun!!

Judy said...

With our usually clear blue sky, this shot with clouds is truly a rare sight.
I look forward to seeing some of your pictures from Italy.

Magpie said...

Italy! What fun that must have been. This is an exceptionally lovely picture of the mission. It makes me very happy to see it still serving its purpose today.

RedPat said...

This is spectacular!

Teresa said...

I love this church....I have several dozen pics, but none with clouds like these...it really makes the picture! And I see that this was taken a while back...the lone cactus in front is no longer there. I believe it was on the verge of death a couple of years ago. I looked for it last June when I was there and it was GONE!

glenda said...

This is such a lovely place to visit, you have captured it beautifully. Glad you are back, can't wait to hear about your trip and see photos.

Kathy said...

This is a gorgeous picture and you were blessed with a gorgeous sky! Can't wait to see what you'll be bringing us from Italy! How many pictures did you take?

Jack said...

What a place, Sharon. This tour has been fun. I am curious about where you went in Italy. Great country!!!

Randy said...

This would have been a great post for tomorrows theme. I love this mission.

Thérèse said...

San Xavier in all its beauty! This mission is really unique.

JM said...

WOW! This is stunning! And the sky adds a lot of drama. Love this shot.

Susie of Arabia said...

The mission looks even better than the last time I was there several years ago - I think those beautiful clouds enhance the beauty of this photo. I'm looking forward to seeing pics from your Italy trip!