I can't get enough of California's wonderful missions. I've been to nine of them that I can recall and have a goal to visit all of them eventually, so that's twelve more to go.
However, I particularly like San Carlos Borromeo de Carmelo, named for the Archbishop of Milan, and I try to visit it every time I'm in the Carmel-Monterey area. It's simply beautiful. No wonder there's always a wedding underway when I show up! Strolling around the lovely grounds always makes me feel like I am back in Mexico, too.
There's so much to photograph at Mission Carmel, and this time the weather was on my side - no May gray or June gloom, which this area is famous for...
Click HERE to see photos from my visit to this area a couple of years ago.