WHERE IN TEXAS?
This building dates back to a time when Texas was under the Spanish flag. Originally founded in 1690 as the first mission in Texas, it was transferred to the San Antonio River area in 1731 and renamed Mission San Francisco de Espada. Mission Espada's water-carrying acequia is the nation's oldest in continuous use. "I'd know that triple bell tower anywhere!" says reader Andrea Martini. "Although San Antonio is home to five historic (did I mention beautiful?) missions, my absolute favorite is Mission San Francisco de Espada."
Photo by José Madrigal
TOOLS: Sony ILCE-7M2 camera,
FE 24-70mm f/2.8 GM lens, f/20.0
at 1/100th of a second, ISO 400
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