Photo above...the front of the Mission San Buenaventura. The street in front of the mission was closed off to traffic a few years ago and fountains, benches and even a park have been added. When I lived and worked in this pretty city (back about 45 years ago) this street was just an ordinary street and open to traffic...the park was a block of businesses such as a Pep Boys Auto parts store and varied shops. Things sure change, this time it is for the better!
Photos above...View of one of the street fountains and mural on wall depicting Ventura's historic past.
Photo above...full view of fountain, notice that flags are at half mast as this was taken 9/11. The Pacific Ocean is only a couple of blocks away.
Photo above...The small park that now adorns the area across the street from the Mission San BuenaVentura.
Photo above...Mission Bell Tower with the foothills of Ventura in background.