Hello again my name is David and I am a Library Tech at E.P. Foster Library and amateur photographer.
This is the story behind the photo.
This is a photo of the Mission San Buenaventura, all wrapped up with no place to go. Sorry, I could not resist.
At first glance, the mission reminded me of a Christo & Jeanne-Claude sculpture. The artists famous for wrapping large buildings in fabric and other materials. This certainly wasn't a work of Christo & Jeanne-Claude, but let's just say I have a very active imagination and an odd sense of humor. In reality, it looks like a fumigation project.
The Mission looked so peculiar in stripes I didn't hesitate to take a quick snapshot. Behind the fountain is a great place to photograph the Mission when it is undraped too. Also, a few steps away are the A.J. Comstock Fire Museum and China Alley Memorial both have potential photographic opportunities.
Unfortunately, as of this writing, I was sad to discover Christo had passed away. His partner Jeanne-Claude had passed away in 2009. A tremendous loss to the art world.
I couldn't find any children's books on Christo and Jeanne-Claude, however, we have many books on the Mission system and online resources for research or your child's next Mission report. Here is a link to some great online resources about missions.
Thank you and keep reading.