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Mission Espada

Photos taken by contributor John G. Evans, a man who has been suffering for many years from what is now known to be a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from a trauma faced during military service time. His artistic accomplishments began in 1972 while he was serving in the U.S. Marine Corps. He purchased his first camera and took photographs of his journeys, his buddies, and the places they were stationed. This was where he began his passion for photography. He has discovered over the years since that photography and poetry have allowed him a second chance at life, and have released him of his depressive states and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He recently relocated to Boise, Idaho, to photograph the mountain ranges, rivers, canals, nature, wildlife, landscapes and weather.

About these photos: “These photographs are taken of the structures of a still functioning 17th century mission ‘Mission Espada’ in San Antonio, TX. The day I arrived to photograph, Christmas carols were being sung in the sanctuary by the local parish.”


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10 comments on “Mission Espada

  1. johngevans13
    March 16, 2015

    Thanks very much BrokenLight!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. johngevans13
    March 16, 2015

    Reblogged this on John G Evans .


  3. milfordstreet
    March 16, 2015

    Very beautiful photgraphs.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Jim Davis
    March 16, 2015

    Beautiful work!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Fefe
    March 17, 2015

    such a beautiful place. and nice photography.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. autisticaplanet
    March 17, 2015

    All are great photos! I especially like the 1st one. I love the textures of the rocks and barren branches with the blue sky. Ruins always seem to say to me: You can do what you will to me, but I am still here. Thank you for your service!

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    • johngevans13
      March 18, 2015

      Thanks very kindly for your very valued comment. I am delighted you enjoyed the photographs….I feel the same way about ruins. We are both still here. Thanks again for your comment!

      Liked by 1 person

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