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Mission Nombre de Dios
The 208-feet-tall “Great Cross” can be seen from many places. Here, the dark stand of trees and the gathering rainclouds make the area somehow inviting. At left, the Usina Bridge which leads to Vilano Beach can be seen. A walk by the inlet is always pleasant regardless of the weather. And of course you can’t go wrong with waving palms either.
Colonial Quarter is one of those fascinating places where you can explore centuries of history just by taking a leisurely walk. In this particular outdoor museum you’ll see reconstructed Spanish buildings ranging from the 16TH to the 18TH centuries, an 18TH century British complex, and a home first begun during the days of America’s wilderness and finished just a few short decades before the Civil War. This particular photo shows the British print shop. Note the large flag above the fireplace, as well as old furniture, an ink-well, and other touches which show great attention to detail.
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