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Wall & Archway, Mission Capistrano

All the missions have beautiful corridors and porches, and the mission at Capistrano is no exception. This mission suffered severe damage in an earthquake many years ago and some of the ruins are still evident on the grounds. Other areas have been restored and this wall is one that has been patched. This view is from the garden looking through the archway into the corridor. The whitewashed patches on the wall present as abstract shapes that allow the imagination to run riot! Perhaps because this is a mission, I cannot help but imagine an angel with outstretched wings on the left, and a dove on the right! It would be interesting to hear what other people see! The composition draws the eye to the centre of the picture, the supporting pillar, and even after looking around, the eye returns to the pillar rather than simply leaving the picture.

[photo for week of 10 May 2010]

© David Butts, 2010

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