I grew up in South Florida. There, anything over 50 years old is considered ancient. So, I have always been fascinated by anything old. Really old.
These pictures were taken at Mission Concepcion in San Antonio, Texas. Most of us know about The Alamo, but few know that San Antonio was founded around seven Franciscan missions, established to spread the word to the natives of central Texas. These Spanish monks brought with them their culture. Their language. Their religion. They offered protection and guidance.
This church has been standing for over 300 years. Many of the out buildings have long since crumbled, but the sanctuary still holds Catholic mass every day. Bringing the culture of those original Franciscan monks to the modern people of San Antonio.