California Missions

Book Description

Londie Padelsky's gorgeous images of the California missions take the reader on a tour of these beautiful and historical structures. It is no wonder the missions draw so many visitors each year. Each one played an important role in the settling of the West and of California. Padelsky's vivid photographs capture the spirit and unique design of each mission and preserve their timeless beauty.

About Padelsky, Del Londie

A native Californian from San Luis Obispo, Londie Padelsky has photographed throughout North America and abroad, using medium-format, panoramic, and 35mm cameras. Her work has been published in numerous advertisements, books, calendars, and magazines such as National Geographic Traveler, Backpacker, Country, Outdoor Photographer, and Sunset. Londie has lived in the Eastern Sierra since 1982 and has photographed the Sierra wilderness extensively by foot and on horseback, often camping for several weeks at a time. In 1997, Londie led an eight-week photography expedition by horseback with pack mules, crossing more than 250 miles on the John Muir Trail.