Monday, September 29, 2014

Travelog 3

Meditate.
Take it all in. 
And I did.
Last week my sister took me to "The Grotto", the popular name for the National Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother, just outside of Portland. For a couple of hours we  walked some of the 62 acres of the botanical gardens and chapels. At one point, we took an elevator ride up 110 feet to the top of a cliff. Pictured here is the Meditation Chapel that overlooks the city. It has comfortable leather, over-stuffed chairs amid polished granite and a wide expanse of glass. It's a lovely spot with Mt. St. Helens off in the distance.
A fabulous building in a magnificent location.
Reflection.

18 comments:

  1. Wow. I suppose Mary would be anything but sorrowful seeing this grand place made in her honor.

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  2. we had a grotto in central wisconsin we'd visit sometimes. it was much more rustic than this - lots of manmade caves with shrines built in them - but it was peaceful.

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  3. Your sister is treating you very well, taking you to such neat places!

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  4. It certainly does look like a place to meditate Birdman, how are you at meditating?

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  5. It is so modern! Sounds wonderful.

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  6. Very modern indeed!

    I would particularly appreciate the view of St. Helens.

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  7. Don't know how much of Mount St. Helens was visible from there. But I had a great adventure there many years ago.

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  8. you are having a great visit! love this!

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  9. I've seen a couple of shots of the grotto but had no idea this was there. What a stunning place! Your shot is wonderful.

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  10. Sounds like my kind of place. I know I would enjoy the view. I have always wanted to visit both Portlands!

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  11. I really can get into meditating; hope that you felt serene and into the moment while there!!

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  12. A very interesting building and I can only imagine he botanical gardens...

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