Sunday, July 27, 2014

Jewel of Riverside

I posted two photos from the Mission Inn in Riverside California back in November of last year.  You can see those here.  I took hundreds of photos of the place when I stayed there back in 2010 so I thought I'd show you more from this beautiful landmark.  It really is a jewell of place and well worth a visit even if you don't stay there.  Above is the St. Francis of Assisi Chapel.

There were at least two wedding that took place here the day I stayed.  The one pictured to the left had quite  a long line of wedding attendants.

I did manage to catch the bride just as she was entering the chapel.

Another area of the hotel is the rotunda open to the California sky.

A climb all the way to the top along the spiral stairway is well worth the effort.  It looks down onto a lovely fountain at the bottom.

Here is a closer view.  I have many more photos of this place to show you in the future.


Anonymous said...

A jewel indeed!

Lowell said...

I've been to Riverside many times but I was never at the Inn. Thank you for these gorgeous photos (as usual!). It looks like a wonderful place to stay or just visit.

Mersad said...

The 5th shot is a real beauty. I really like this place, as well as your images of it.

Mersad Donko Photography

Judy said...

Looks like a perfect spot for a wedding.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh the Mission Inn really is a gem Sharon, what a brilliant spot to explore and take photos. I can so see why it's popular as a wedding venue.

LOLfromPasa said...

Being from Southern California, I am amazed I haven't heard of this marvellous place. Love the photos.

Steve Reed said...

I wonder why my Dad never took us there on our visit to see his family in Riverside years ago? I'll have to nag him about that. :)