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Jane Cumming

The Initiation Well

Sintra, Portugal

The Initiation Well is one of many interesting things to see and experience at the Quinta da Regaleir grounds.
This is a subterranean tower which sinks 27 meters into the hillside.
You can access the well from the bottom at the Portal of the Guardians entrance or through the connecting cave tunnels. There is another entrance at the topside.
This is the view from the topside.
The well is lined with stone walls and is large enough to support a spiral staircase which winds its way from top to bottom.

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Long Bach Nguyen15-Mar-2019 14:48
barbarajoy19-Jun-2018 08:19
What a place, what a view and what a super image Jane!! V
Anitta19-May-2018 07:03
This was so tricky to shoot! You've got a great picture! V
Dennis Hoyne19-May-2018 02:22
The high vantage point makes this an extremely interesting composition! V
Jeff Real18-May-2018 17:08
Oh my goodness!
This is an amazing thing to see and your photograph is really great.
This is on my bucket list now!
Nirvan Hope17-May-2018 04:17
What a fascinating structure used in the initiation process. Those stairs look challenging. A great giddy view all the way down.
Lamar Nix17-May-2018 01:06
Wow, this is an amazing architectural feature and an equally amazing vantage point for this composition! BV
pkocinski16-May-2018 14:20
Very cool capture!
Tom LeRoy16-May-2018 13:50
Wow! Really fascinating! Excellent shot. V
Carl Carbone15-May-2018 23:41
Great shot. Initiation for what?!
exzim15-May-2018 20:38
Great photo of an amazing place. Voted
Blandine Mangin15-May-2018 11:10
superb compo ! v
Graeme15-May-2018 09:41
I love this perspective and great information too, Jane.BV
Wim Ensie15-May-2018 07:35
Yes a fascinating scene and what a work to make this in the old days
woody3415-May-2018 06:21
What an amazing find, spectacular, the perspective is dizzying...V
Bryan Murahashi15-May-2018 04:41
A mesmerizing sight and capture.
Neil Marcus15-May-2018 00:52
Dizzying. I'd love to go down... and up. "V"
Walter Otto Koenig15-May-2018 00:45
Fascinating to see this. What a perspective. "V"
Hank Vander Velde15-May-2018 00:36
Super image with great POV Jane.
Dan Greenberg14-May-2018 23:33
I feel like I'm about to fall in. Great POV of a very unusual sight. I would love to see this. ~BV~
larose forest photos14-May-2018 21:14
Amazing and beautiful POV... what a place, and what a great shot. V
Johnny JAG14-May-2018 20:38
Intriguing perspective
joseantonio14-May-2018 19:40
amazng perspective from the top.V
Tom Beech14-May-2018 19:31
Whoa, cool Jane! sorry, but it does remind me of yet another Mel Brooks film "High Anxiety" 8-)
Colin Storey14-May-2018 19:30
Fascinating image of this impressive well. Love that staircase.
Helen Betts14-May-2018 19:04
What a fascinating scene, well captured from this POV. Not sure I'd want to take the stairs, though. V.
globalgadabout14-May-2018 19:00
compelling image...what an amazing facility..
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