San Xavier Mission
I hauled my camera along on a recent business trip back to Tucson and had a little bit of spare time so I headed to one of my favorite places, San Xavier Mission, to take a few shots.
The place is really old and has been partially restored, only partially because I think the restorers ran out of money before they finished. The tower on the left is restored, but not the one on the right. From what I understand, the reason the right tower looks unfinished on the top stems from an old Spanish law that said a building could not be taxed until it was finished. Never finish and you never pay. Either that or those folks ran out of money, too.
The structure on the right is a ramada made from ocotillo branches. The indians who own the place cook lunch under there.
This is the bells on the roof of the little side chapel.
This is the back door to the mission and a view across the desert toward Tucson in the distance.