Mission Espada

Mission Espada is located on the Mission Trail down in San Antonio, TX and is a beautiful place.  This was my first visit there and I was impressed.  It is actually quite small compared to Mission San Jose and Mission Concepcion - that's essentially the whole thing in this shot - but it is so charming and beautiful that you don't really think about it being "the little guy".  I arrived at 9am when the grounds were open to the public and was the only one there, which is nice.  I really like the look of the facade with the bells up top and spent quite a while getting all sorts of shots of it, which I will share as I get time to process them.  I also got a nice one from inside - again, a fairly small interior - but I found it to be beautiful partly due to its simplicity.  This mission is further afield than the others, and San Jose and Concepcion get more of the publicity (along with the Alamo of course), but if you are there I highly recommend adding this to the list - it is actually my favorite of all.