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Sunset Over Wrigley Field
Grazing on small islands
rose
A night with Northern Lights
The Golden Gate to a Beautiful Day
Kids having fun walking in row
Sharing for two
Ausangate
A walk in the rose garden.
Morning Trails
America's sport (Football) seeing it's last days?
Stairway to Heaven
Tempodrome
Baobabs Avenue
surfering impressions
New Life Begans
The Alaskan Experience
The gypsy girl
MYANMAR CHILDREN IN FESTIVAL DRESS
Cheetah Hunting Wildebeest
Ijen crater lake
SORTING THE CRABS
"Jumping For Joy"
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Stairway to Heaven

This photo is showing the Initiatic Well at Quinta de Regaleira in Sintra, Portugal. The well is a “subterranean tower” that descends into the earth. Walking up the spiral staircase resembles walking towards heaven. A powerful feeling overcomes you when you look up towards the sky.

TAGS: Grotto, Heaven, Portugal, Tunnel, Underground, Well

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© Tiffani Montelione.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 06.2016
Total Views: 20
Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 12, 2017, 2:04 a.m.
Camera Make: SONY
Camera Model: DSC-WX350
Focal Length: 4.3mm
Shutter Speed: 1/10
Aperture: f3.5
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Sintra, Portugal