Favorite thing: A mission being restored by visitor's donations, this place is serenity personified. Every building shows its age, yet is still standing unfallen after more than 300 years of sun, wind, and California earthquakes.
The history of Los Angeles goes back to the 'Camino Real' by the Franziskaner.
One of their missions was today's Los Angeles build in 1781. The pic shows Mission Santa Barbara in the north west.