Mission San Carlos Borromeo at Carmel Scenes

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There is a jewel along the Monterey-Carmel coastline in California, that shouldn't be missed.  It is the Mission San Carlos Borromeo at Carmel.  Father Junipero Serra founded the mission in June of 1770.  Originally the mission was established on the site of the present presidio Chapel in Monterey.  However a year later Father Serra with a group of Indians moved the mission to its present location five miles away in the Carmel Valley - on the other side of the peninsula from Monterey.

Of the 21 missions, of the California Mission chain, the Carmel mission was Father Serra's favorite.  He is buried in the alter floor there.  Mission San Carlos Borromeo was also the second mission in the chain to be founded.

Earlier this week, I was able to capture  scenes that make this mission one of my favorites as well.  The structures are not as large as some of the other missions - especially the beautiful Santa Barbara mission; but the details and quaint intimacy create special warmth that cannot be denied.

The California missions were established by the Spanish, during the period of this state's history that predated the more raucous antics of the California Gold Rush which began in 1849.






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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Wow, what a great group of pictures.  I did not realize the number of missions that exist around California.  I love the intimacy and warmth of the kitchen area and the living area you shared with us.  Other than seeing the mission from the outside in Santa Barbara, I have not been inside of it.  You inspired me to do that.  A

Apr 29, 2018 08:04 AM #1
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Myrl Jeffcoat ,

I had no idea there are so many missions around California, 21 that is quite a number. Wonderful photos you snapped....you captured the feel and I can see why you take time to enjoy visiting and absorbing the ambiance! 

Apr 29, 2018 08:10 AM #2
Lottie Kendall
Pacific Union International - San Francisco, CA
Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley

Happy Sunday, Myrl Jeffcoat - you have wonderful pictures here, and your generous policy of sharing them is quite remarkable. The Carmel Mission is one of my favorites, too. If you ever have the opportunity to hear the chorus, Chanticleer, perform their Christmas concert here -- go!

Apr 29, 2018 08:49 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Although I am not a church goer I am always fascinated by churches all over the world.

Apr 29, 2018 09:33 AM #4
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

I am a history buff and love to tour places like this. We went to San Antonio last year and one of the highlights of the trip for me was touring some of the old missions there.

Apr 29, 2018 01:36 PM #5
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Myrl sounds like an amazing place to go visit, and spend the day.

Apr 29, 2018 02:03 PM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Myrl, for sharing your special experience and your photographs.

Apr 30, 2018 05:43 AM #7
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents
Lyon Real Estate - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Hi Myrl: Sometimes I read about road trips of people who travel the state for the sole purpose of viewing the California Missions. That would be fun to do, don't you think? And although I've made several side trips to Carmel from Sacramento, I've never been to that particular mission. Absolutely GORGEOUS photos, too, and your grandson is a sharp dresser.

May 01, 2018 09:31 AM #8
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would love to visit that one and the other missions in CA. We have visited San Juan Capistrano. Very interesting.

May 02, 2018 07:07 PM #9
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Myrl

These photos are stunning!. I love visiting the missions but have only seen a few of them. What a treasure that they have been preserved!


May 02, 2018 08:37 PM #10
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Myrl Jeffcoat - Mission San Carlos Borromeo is part of history. I hope it remains in tact and continues to be maintained to draw people inside because it is a part of history and very charming indeed! I'm always amazed at the architecture and I don't see Spanish Architecture often. The attention to details, their ability to design with natural materials from the earth, hand made decor, like that hand woven rug, the build-in features, all of this is done with labors of love. How fortunate for you to live in an area rich in history. I enjoyed visiting your Blog post today. You always make me want to learn more about history, immigrant Culture and our ancestors who build the cities. 

Jun 11, 2018 08:44 AM #12
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I saw this on Roy Kelley re-blog i somehow had missed this one! Great pictures and as you know I love that area of California! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Jul 15, 2018 02:01 PM #13
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