Signs, Signs #28:

27 Jul

Sign seen inside Mission Soledad, one of the 21 missions in California.

I have a series on the mission churches of California. If you have time, check this out.

I am linking to Lesley’s SIGNS, SIGNS.


Posted by on July 27, 2011 in SIGNS


12 responses to “Signs, Signs #28:

  1. kayni

    July 27, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    wow, that bell looks really old.

  2. Lesley

    July 27, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Looks pretty nice for a 212 yr old bell!
    I’m wondering about that little hook that is above it though…!

  3. EG Wow, Canada

    July 27, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Made by a well-known bell maker it’s sound must be delightful.

    • Andy

      July 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Nice piece of history.

  4. RedPat

    July 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I always like that old song “Mission Bell”!

  5. Kim,USA

    July 27, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    That looks like a monks robe. That is pretty cool to find a place and has that displayed. ^_^


  6. Wayne

    July 28, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I find it fascinating that bells could have been cast with such precision and detail so long ago. Nice!

  7. George

    July 28, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I doubt that I’ll look that good when I’m 212 years old.

  8. genie

    July 28, 2011 at 3:06 am

    That bell is a real beauty….so very, very old and in pristine condition. Love the monk’s robe beside it. Wish I was going around to all of these missions. I would be in hog heaven. Genie

  9. Francisca

    July 28, 2011 at 3:14 am

    Bet that bell weighs a ton… thus does not need to be secured in any way. Wouldn’t it be great to hear it’s ring? I also took a quick glance at your wonderful mission series. I’m pressed for time right now (moving house) but will come back later to enjoy more fully.

    • Francisca

      July 28, 2011 at 3:39 am

      PS. Yes we sure did use that outhouse and many many more! 😉

  10. Pat

    July 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    For some strange reason that song from the 80’s? came into my head “Ring my chimes baby ring my chimes”. Uh, sorry.

    Cool bell. Lots of history. I like the monk robe hanging next to it.


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