Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mission San Jose

In the western edge of San Antonio, Texas stands Mission San Jose, built in the early 1700s. These stone arches are part of the convento, or friary, which extends behind the church. I am intrigued by the patches of sky in this photo. If you stare at the picture for a while, eventually the secondary shapes formed by the sky take over and become almost as important as the arches. When we lived in San Antonio, we used to joke that the summer weather report was always the same: hot and sunny with a beautiful sky like this.