San Juan Capistrano Mission

San Juan Capistrano Mission California


Stock #: 218084
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
State: California (CA)
Publisher: Detroit Publishing Co.
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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Earthquake has rent, man has despoiled, time has renounced the Mission San Juan Capistrano, yet its pure nobility survives, indestructible. The tower has fallen, the sanctuary is bare and weather-beaten, the cloisters of the quadrangle are roofless, and the bones of forgotten padres lie beneath the roots of tangled shrubbery; but the bells still hang in their rawhide lashings and the cross rises, white against the sky. The mission dominates the valley. Go where you will, the eye turns to the colossal fragment, a forlorn but vital thing, broken, crushed, and yet undying
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