Dos Cruces

In Ventura, California

At the Mission Buenaventura, the ninth (chronologically) of the 21 California missions, dedicated in 1782 and named in honor of St. Bonaventure.

There are two crosses in this shot. One in plain sight. The other may be harder to spot since it’s not captured in a full-on view, and seems like a little thin sliver of iron or steel. It’s at the top of the bell tower.

A couple of interesting tidbits about this mission:

An active Roman Catholic parish of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the mission has a school on its grounds, Holy Cross School.

The tree in the background is one of two Norfolk pines planted around 1880, designated as “California Millennium landmarks trees” in 2000.

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