One of my favorite subjects to shoot are old doorways. They are unique and got plenty of stories to tell. The older and quaint they are, the stronger the character they get earned by the history they have witnessed and the number of people that has passed through these portals.
Above is one of the side doors of the San Carlos Cathedral in Monterey. It was built in 1770 and finished in 1794. The church is of great significance in the establishment of the Spanish mission churches in California. This was the first mission church, a year later the mission was moved to Carmel. But this is the longest functioning church in the state and the first stone building. I attended a mass there one rainy morning.
This is the door to the Guadalupe Church inside the Mission San Juan Bautista in California. The chapel was cordoned off so all the pictures I took were hazy but next time I will make sure to take my time as the church is so beautiful and quiet.
The town itself is worth visiting as they have preserved its ambiance.
This is my entry to Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack travel challenge. To see more, go here.