22 May 2012

Mission Concepcion

This mission is the oldest un-restored stone church in the country. The original colorful frescoes, though faded and worn away, can still be seen in part. They used some of the same earth pigments that are still used today. The frescoes were painted using the same technique used by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel. Established in 1716, then moved to San Antonio in 1731, the church took 20 years to build and was dedicated in 1755.

Both of the missions we visited are still active churches today. Amazing history.


  1. I love how you make squares on the paper for separate scenes. Love the red trolley.

  2. The squares seem to make it easier for me to focus on one specific area. I drew the trolley later from a brochure -- we had fun riding it! The two drivers we had were great story tellers.


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