While on a two week trip across California, we stopped at the Mission San Juan Capistrano about 30 minutes before they closed. I was busy walking around the grounds getting as many photos in as I could before the light was gone and as it was nearing closing time, I realized I hadn't visited the chapel. I walked over to the chapel just as the security guard was getting ready to lock it up. I asked him if he would permit me to set up my tripod to get just one shot. Thankfully he did and this was that shot. That chapel had a palpable numinous quality to it that was simply ineffable. I highly recommend The Mission San Juan Capistrano as a must see on everyone's Southern California travel itinerary.
By Chris Franek
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26801 Ortega Hwy, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675, USA
Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm