Archive - Jan 6, 2006

Franciscan courtyard



We went snooping around the back of the mission and found the entrance to the monastery, which was locked up. But I got a glimpse of their cloister courtyard through the gate.

Tile Madonna



Weblog reader Irene asked if I had a close-up of the tile Madonna by the water fountain. Here it is.

Stress in Paradise

In the big city, you get far more chance to overhear people's unguarded conversations. I am struck by how many restaurant conversations are spent discussing the ridiculousness of somebody who is not present.