Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a Texas Mission

Weathervane Wednesday is an on-going series of photographs I post weekly.  I started out by publishing only weather vanes from the Londonderry area, but now I've been finding interesting weather vanes from all over New England.  Sometimes these weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are very unique.  Often, my readers tip me off to some very special and unusual weather vanes.

Today's weather vane is from somewhere in Texas.

Do you know the location of weather vane #261?  Scroll down to see the answer...





Today's weathervane was photographed above the mission church at the Mission San Jose in San Antonio, Texas.   This walled community was built over 250 years ago and restored in the 1930s by the Works Projects Administration during the Great Depression.  It is now a National Historical Park, showing how the community would have looked during it's origins during colonial Spanish rule.

This National Historic Park's visitor center is located at 6701 San Jose Drive in San Antonio, Texas.  The mission church, San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo,  was built starting in 1720.  The current building was started in 1768.  It was known as "Queen of the Missions" and was the largest in Texas.

This is a very fancy wrought iron filigreed cross weathervane.  The weathervane is very difficult to see because it seems so tiny compared to the size of the enormous church building. You will need a zoom lens or binoculars to really get a good look.


For the Truly Curious:

San Antonio Missions, National Historical Park   https://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/sanjose.htm

Wikipedia   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Jos%C3%A9_(Texas)


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Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Above a Texas Mission", Nutfield Genealogy, posted May 18, 2016, (  http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2016/05/weathervane-wednesday-above-texas.html: accessed [access date]).

1 comment:

  1. Thanks! This is a lovely weathervane and mission. I visited in 2002. The San Antonio missions are not as well known as the California missions but they are great, especially San Jose!

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