Glad you all like the photos. I will try and post some more later onthis evening. Meanwhile, I am off to Alamo Plaza to catch the last of the High Holy Dayers before they all depart for home, once more.
The "Rose Window", located on the righthand side wall of Mission San Jose's church is said to be the most beautiful example of Spanish colonial stone carving on the North American continent. The touching story behind the window has melted the hearts of many romantics. Sculpted in 1775 by artist Pedro Huizar, the window was positioned on the south side of the sacristy wall in honor of Huizar's bride- to-be, Rosa, who was traveling to Texas by ship. Alas! Rosa is said to have died at sea, never seeing the widow which bears her name, or the man to whom she had sworn her love.