Mission Santa Barbara is a great place to spend a few hours of peace and quiet.
Mission Santa Barbara was the 10th of 21 missions built in California about 200 years ago. This mission is a look back at California’s history to a much different time than we are living in now. The mission is offers a ton of great historical information as well as a chance for visitors to imagine what it was like to live many years ago.
Today, the mission is still functioning as a church where couple’s can be married, but it is mostly a tourist destination with beautiful buildings and gardens, and a gift shop. The fee for adults is $5 and kids are $1. Parking is free and you can stay for as long as you like. If you want to spend a few hours learning a little about California’s history in a relaxing, beautiful environment, then the Santa Barbara Mission is the place for you.
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This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.
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