Tuesday, November 1, 2011

100 Things I LIke: The Trap Door

There's nothing like wandering into a building I've been in more than once and seeing something I hadn't noticed before, especially when it was staring right at me each and every time. This time it was the trap door in the Galeria Tonantzin in San Juan Bautista.  Duh! And, of course, I went gaga over it.

Fortunately, the woman hanging out at the front counter was happy to tell the husband and me something about what was behind the trap door. It opens to a once-upon-a-time tunnel system beneath the mission city. She was told that the other end of the tunnel came out in the building where the priests live at Mission San Juan Bautista. It just made me want to know more. How about you?

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  1. Didn't they offer you a tour of the tunnel? I'd want one.

  2. My great uncle was Mayor of SJB, another great uncle was Constable, my great aunt Clara was a Zanetta - I have loved SJB for years but never knew of this tunnel. Now my interest is piqued!

  3. Alice, the tunnel is blocked unfortunately.

    Chuck, I've been asking around. Someone told me to try the San Juan Bautista Historical Museum.


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