A statue in the Mission San Juan Capistrano. This is a controversial place for me and I have mixed feelings about it. The structure itself is amazing and seeing that we care enough to keep it in such good order is impressive. However, what it represents (Christianity by Christian dominance over the Native American Indians) leaves me with an ill feeling and I wanted to capture the essence of this somewhere in the structure. Although there is a deep history of the Mission and not all of it is bad, I couldn't help but have this in mind the entire time I was shooting there. Visiting the past is important for our future in my opinion.