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Portugal's Very Own Magic Garden

September 15, 2016

I spent the better part of the afternoon today exploring the somewhat surreal, somewhat magical grounds of the Quinta da Regaleiro mansion and gardens in Sintra, Portugal, the brainchild of Italian opera-set designer Luigi Manini, who appears to have been hired to bring his fantasy to life, no expense spared, no idea too over-the-top. 604 more words


Mary in the Woods

On Friday morning while on retreat at St. Meinrad, I found one of the two grottoes with Mary that are on this campus. Both of these special places are hidden away in the woods, away from the church, not on the map.  401 more words

Religious And Spiritual

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We travel Ontario, photographing our journey along the way. Some of my favourite spots are found camping. My photos, I feel, reflect my constant interest in the outdoors. 57 more words


Christianity - Passive Aggressive

I recently took the family on a road trip through Europe. We spent over 3 weeks exploring France, Spain and Portugal. On the way down we made a series of stop overs in French wine country and mid Spain; all of which were absolutely fabulous. 1,406 more words