The hidden shrine

 

There's a benefit to wandering in new places.  I was in the Carmel Mission, in Carmel, CA and only had a short little while to check it out (and capture some shots).  I made it through the front courtyard, and the interior (I need to process that one!) and finally made my way into the "backyard" area of the complex.  It was pretty wide open, but there was a little area sort of tucked into a corner - which I could not clearly see from where I was - so of course I meandered over there and discovered this little shrine.  Looking at the photo now, it makes me think of something from an Indy Jones movie!