As part of our two week trek across California, we stopped off at the Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano just south of Los Angeles. We got there at around 4:30 which left us only 30 minutes to see everything. Although not a huge place, it is also not what I would call small. The grounds are incredibly beautiful. Inside the inner courtyards is a large koi pond. I was able to capture it in the soft light of the setting sun. The Mission is a truly memorable visit if only just to go there and enjoy an evening sit on one of their benches watching the humming birds dance from flower to unending flower.