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Dimensions4800 x 7200
Original file size17.9 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken17-Oct-15 08:12
Date modified27-Dec-16 17:41
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D
Focal length18 mm
Max lens aperturef/3.5
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 200
Metering modePattern
Chapel de Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Chapel de Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala

Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcalá was the first Franciscan mission in The Californias, a province of New Spain. Located in present-day San Diego, California, it was founded on July 16, 1769 by Spanish friar Junípero Serra in an area long inhabited by the Kumeyaay.

The mission and the surrounding area were named for the Catholic Didacus of Alcalá, a Spaniard more commonly known as San Diego. The mission was the site of the first Christian burial in Alta California.

San Diego is also generally regarded as the site of the region's first public execution, in 1778. Father Luis Jayme, California's first Christian martyr, lies entombed beneath the chancel floor.
The current church is the fourth to stand on this location. The Mission is a National Historic Landmark.