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The Beautiful Immaculate Conception Church in the Old Town of San Diego
By:Sarah in San Diego
Date: 24 July 2013

The Church was opened in 1917 but the European history of the location itself goes back to 1542 when Captain Cabrillo landed nearby with 2 ships on behalf of the Spanish Crown (interesting "History of Immaculate Conception Church" on the site of the Church).

Front of the Church on the (normally) tourist-busy San Diego Avenue:


The front door, always open to the public during the day, is a welcoming aspect of an otherwise essentially commercial "Old Town" (the "tourist trap"):


Church viewed from "The Dining Room" restaurant across the street:


West side...


...with its pretty door...


... and its beautiful bell tower:


East side:


Inside, looking at the back:


Looking at the front:


Piano, wall wood panels, altars, pews, floor and ceiling are of matching brown colors:


Three of my favorite stained glass windows:




The cyclists among you will understand this: I have to give some credits to my bicycle, without which I could not come here and meditate 4-5 times a week: My bicycle and I ride 7 miles each time (14 aerobic miles return trip) and come for a large Mexican breakfast after having spent a lot of calories jumping sidewalks and navigating through the hills and the busy trafic of Mission Valley and of the Old Town. Here she is (it's a girl), leaning on her favorite post: