Friday, March 21, 2008

The next leg of our Baja trip took us to Loreto, which is 5 hours north of Todos Santos and on the gulf side of the peninsula. There is a whole lot of desert and not much else until 20 miles before Loreto, where the gulf makes its' presence known. I just love the view as you come down over a hill and see all that glistening water!

Loreto is a small fishing village with approx 7,000 people. It looks more like 2,000 people to me so, if you want a quiet peaceful vacation, it is the place to go! Here is a photo of the downtown artisans area where tourists can meander through the little shops...

If you follow the pick-up in the photo above a couple of short blocks, it will take you to the Misión de Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó (Mission Loreto), which was founded in 1697. It is sometimes considered "head and mother of all the Spanish missions in upper and lower California..."










Check out the wood work on the ceiling!

Below is the Posada de las Flores (Inn of the Flowers)...

This hotel's lobby is very beautifully decorated, and there is a pool on the flat roof that has glass blocks as its' floor so that reflections of water can be seen when you look up at the ceiling when you are in the lobby! For some unknown reason, I didn't get a shot of it but here are a couple of photos of the lobby...
































2 comments:

femminismo said...

This is a first class picture, Lynn. You should enter it in a contest! Oh, what a beautiful place.

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