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Courtyard and Bells (2014)

The cuadrángulo (quadrangle courtyard) of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia in Oceanside, California. In the background is the bell tower of the Mission’s retreat center (originally a seminary) that’s closed to the public. Atop the bricks in the foreground is one of the “Historic El Camino Real” bells cast in the early 20th century as markers for the roads that follow the route of the Spanish “royal road” that connected the 21 missions in California.


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