Today’s WordPress photo challenge is the “Rule of Thirds”.
We arrived in Tucson, Arizona, a couple of days ago and my first ‘must see’ stop was Mission San Xavier del Bac. The stunning Spanish architecture and beautifully landscaped grounds made for a fun and interesting photographic opportunity.Mission San Xavier del Bac is a historic Spanish Catholic mission located about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson. The church was built between 1783 and 1797 and is the oldest European structure in Arizona.
The mission was originally founded by an Italian Jesuit, Padre Eusebio Kino. San Xavier is still actively run by Franciscans and continues to serve the local community.Over 200,000 visitors come here each year from around the world to view what is considered some of the finest Spanish Colonial architecture in the United States.There was so much to explore and take in at the mission…. more than I expected. So if you do visit, plan on spending at least an hour versus the 20 minutes we scheduled. I guess that means, I’ll just have to revisit.And since Jen over at WordPress challenged us to experiment with the Rule of Thirds with a little bokeh (blur), I thought I’d end the post with this photo of an unusual cactus bloom located near the entrance to San Xavier.