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Carmel Mission, Mission San Carlos Borromeo del río Carmelo, is in the city of Carmel-by-the-Sea, bordering Monterey, CA. At its current location since 1771, it is the second oldest mission in Northern California. We went there on a cloudy Saturday with rain threatening, but the weather eventually turned out fine. Busloads of tourists kept arriving and soon there were lines and throngs of people inside the mission gates. Luckily many went into the church so the grounds were soon cleared.

The mission looked old, but all kinds of colorful plants and flowers grew around its perimeter. I chose not to go inside the gates, and walked around the outside taking many shots of flowers, some of which I could not name.

Carmel Mission, front view.

Carmel Mission, front view.

Carmel Mission, side view.

Carmel Mission, side view.

Sunflower near the gate of  Carmel Mission.

Sunflower near the gate of Carmel Mission.

Carmel Mission flower.

Carmel Mission flower.

Bird of Paradise at Carmel Mission.

Bird of Paradise at Carmel Mission.

Flower at Carmel Mission.

Flowers at Carmel Mission.

Flower at Carmel Mission.

Passion Flower at Carmel Mission.

Flowers at Carmel Mission.

Flowers at Carmel Mission.

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