The Grotto, the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother in Portland, Oregon. The grotto, shown above, is built into a basalt cliff at the bottom of 62 acres of elevated land/acreage above it. The bottom land, consisting of this grotto and a chapel are an introduction to breathtaking gardens on the upper level of land reached by an elevator
Yes, that’s the elevator; enough to make you stop in your tracks and wonder what it goes to.
Paths, streams, trees, the monastery of the Servite Order (that is private), and a meditation chapel enclosed by glass windows looking out over Portland.
The outdoor grounds make one feel like there is nothing more outside of this beauty, as if being lost in some magical gardens
These photos are but a fraction of those I took as I wandered in this garden forest in complete awe. I will be featuring more of these photos on a new venture for me, Wordless Wednesday; and I know I owe you all a few more photos from last week’s post on Multnomah Falls, that I’ll also feature on Wednesdays.
Until then, go out and view this beautiful world wherever you are.