Mission San Juan Capistrano, CA 9-17
(1 in a multiple picture album)
They say the swallows always come back to Capistrano each spring. Why wouldn't they? The grounds are so serene that one would want to be here. Most of the mission fell into ruins and much of it collapsed during the 1812 earthquake. But it has now been restored and offers beauty such as this to those who will enter its gates.