Guy and I like to visit California's missions. Most of them are far south of the Bay Area. Our favorite is in San Juan Capistrano, but Santa Barbara's could be second favorite.
We come for the landscape and architecture. I don't know anything about the religious stuff. Is that Jesus?
A sign said this was Mary and discussed this version of her.
Indoor pictures are blurry because mission lighting is always so dim. I didn't see any signs that said "no flash photography" but it seems like that's the unspoken rule.
I took a picutre of a picture of a friar's room ca. 1898. (What's a friar?)
Most missions seem to have a rose garden near by.
You've seen roses before, right?
We visit an amazing garden in Part 7 of the California Trip.