|Back side behind buildings of state park.|
|The front of the Blue Wing Inn ...I think. There was not anything to tell me one way or the other....I found name on web site.|
|A sign that said what was around, but once inside....|
|Front of barracks|
|Inside....not a life I would want to lead!|
|Side of barracks|
|View from upstairs in the barracks...there was not a single room open up there, but the view was great!|
|One of the out buildings, You could see in the old wagon fruits, vegies and supplies|
|The mission , across the street from the barracks and other buildings.|
|Just loved the California Poppies growing here!|
Now on to the inside. It was one of the smallest missions I had ever been to. Saw it in a mere 10 minutes. I am used to spending quiet a long time when we visit missions, I was very surprised. Makes me wonder if at one time there was more and it is just no longer there.
|Inside the museum that led into the actual Chapel portion, there was a few cases with artifacts, maps, and plaques.|
|Just a few of the artifacts, again limited to where you can take photos.|
I did really like the lighting and the hand painted artwork that is so common in missions.
|The lighting throughout the entire mission.|
|Inside this room, the original dining room was artist, Chris Jorgensen's(1859-1935) depictions of all the missions( painted 1903-1905), no flash photos allowed in a lot of areas, this is one of them.|
|Inside the Chapel built between 1840-1841|
|The other end of the chapel. I tried and tried to get better pics, but alas the lighting was very poor.|
|The gardens in the courtyard behind the mission was my fav spot!|
I truly wish there had been a tour guide , a better description of each building in the state park....all we got was a hand out about the mission. All in all I did not mind paying 3.00 a person to support keeping history alive for future generations, but it was a bit disappointing. I did a bit of research for you, and gathered a couple of links, so if you wish to read up more on Mission San Francisco Solano click HERE . For the State Park info ...HERE ...and there is very little I could find past this.
Tomorrow, our visit to a local bakery, a picnic at a winery and a some wine tasting, I know after the frustration and disappointment from the whole Mission tour ( lack of info ect) I was ready to move on ...so I do hope you will come back tomorrow for that.