Quinta da Regaleira-Sintra ~ Portugal
An underground tunnel with a spiral staircase, supported by carved columns, down to the bottom of the well through nine landings. The nine hole round landings, separated by fifteen steps, evoke references to Dante’s Divine Comedy, and may represent the nine circles of hell, paradise, or purgatory.
The well is connected to laberíticas caves that lead to a spooky garden surrounded by a lake.
The land that is now Quinta da Regaleira had many owners through time. But in 1892 it belonged to the Barons of Regaleira, a family of rich merchants from Porto, when it was purchased that year by Carvalho Monteiro for 25,000 réis. Monteiro wished to build a bewildering place where he could gather symbols that would reflect his interests and ideologies. With the assistance of the Italian architect Luigi Manini, he designed the 4-hectare estate with its enigmatic buildings, believed to hide symbols related to alchemy, Masonry, the Knights Templar, and the Rosicrucians. The architecture of the estate evokes Roman, Gothic, Renaissance and Manueline architectural styles. The construction of the current estate commenced in 1904 and most of it was concluded by 1910.
I can’t stop laughing
It’s a pretty messed up situation at the house. The only people with jobs are me and my man. Our roommates, both are 30 years old and they 4 kids together, do not have jobs. They want us to pay the rent pay the electric and also for their kids things. While they still do not pay anything. And she has the nerve to tell me that I am immature and need to get my “issues in order”. What issues? I drink like once every 2-3 weeks. They are the ones with a pill problem, not us. But it is still my issues that need to be fixed. UGH.
So on a happier note we are looking at apartments to move into this weekend so we can get out of that hell. I could not be more excited!!!! Everyday is another step closer, and it feels so good to feel that way. I have never been so driven to want to go to work.It feels amazing and will feel that much more amazing once we get our place.
ITS A FUCKING IKEA ADVERT BUT JUST WATCH IT
GUYS YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT I LITTERALY SPAT ON THE COMPUTER SCREEN
THERE BETTER BE REACTION GIFS OF THESE BY TOMORROW
The stuff of nightmares.
if people can understand that not all white guys are insane psychopath school shooters then why can’t people understand that not all muslims are insane psychopath suicide bombers
There’s a star tower out in the Arizona mountains that I’m in love with, and I make sure to stop by whenever I’m in the area. Here are some iPhone photos from this past weekend during the day and at night when it’s all lit up. ☆
That awkward moment when you ran up the stairs and now you’re trying to hide your heavy breathing like it’s no big deal but you’re actually pretty winded and dear god you need to work out.