Now go outside and look at the sky.
A few weeks ago we went on a day trip down to San Juan Bautista. It's a cute little town with a gorgeous plaza with historical buildings on three sides and a view of open fields in a valley to the east. The mission building is large and still speaks of the importance of this town back in the early 1800s when it was one of the largest cities in California.
The picture below shows one of the walls of the Castro-Breen Adobe, a building facing the plaza that was built around 1840. While the tree making the shadow is probably a little bit younger, it is safe to assume that nothing much about this scene has changed in more than a hundred years.
Shot taken with Canon S2IS. Click for a larger view.