Date: 24 July 2013
The Church was opened in 1917 but the European history of the location itself goes back to 1542 when Captain Cabrillo landed nearby with 2 ships on behalf of the Spanish Crown (interesting "History of Immaculate Conception Church" on the site of the Church).
The front door, always open to the public during the day, is a welcoming aspect of an otherwise essentially commercial "Old Town" (the "tourist trap"):
Church viewed from "The Dining Room" restaurant across the street:
...with its pretty door...
... and its beautiful bell tower:
Inside, looking at the back:
Looking at the front:
Piano, wall wood panels, altars, pews, floor and ceiling are of matching brown colors:
Three of my favorite stained glass windows:
The cyclists among you will understand this: I have to give some credits to my bicycle, without which I could not come here and meditate 4-5 times a week: My bicycle and I ride 7 miles each time (14 aerobic miles return trip) and come for a large Mexican breakfast after having spent a lot of calories jumping sidewalks and navigating through the hills and the busy trafic of Mission Valley and of the Old Town. Here she is (it's a girl), leaning on her favorite post: