Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Photo: Altar of Scottsdale Old Adobe Mission
The Church was not used for services for many years, as there was no air conditioning until two years ago when the Mission was restored.
On the wall above the altar is a photograph of a statue that was once above the altar and that is now located in a nearby church. The statue was a gift of the Dominguez family in honor of the safe return from World War II of their son-in-law, Raul Noriega. To me, this symbolizes the patriotism and contributions of Mexican-Americans whose roots in Arizona are deeper than most of Arizona's current residents.
The photos the next two days will feature what for me is the highlight of the Mission.
This week we have photos of the elegant villas and gardens of the Borromean Islands in Lake Maggiore, Italy, posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.