Barcelona vs Madrid? Have you visited both? Which do you prefer? It’s a pretty common debate, and if you’ve been following me for awhile, I’m sure you know which city I prefer (pictured above, lol).
With that being said, I haven’t been back to Madrid since 2010 (when I visited as a study abroad student for a weekend trip / music festival), and am really excited to get back to Spain hopefully before the end of the year perhaps? 🇪🇸❤️
“Nothing is worth destroying yourself over,
but if you are going to destroy yourself,
make sure it is for something spectacular,
make sure it is for yourself.
There is nothing worse
than ruining yourself for people
who aren’t worth it.” By @nikita_gill
Nice Wednesday 💋. “The well seen from the top” (read the text please) 👇🏼👇🏼
#sintra#sintraportugal#portugal#portugalovers#emi8💋 #openmyworld#makemoments#welivetoexplore#moodygrams#iamtraveler#europe_greatshots#365discoverportugal#europe_gallery#topeuropephoto#theprettycities#takemethere#dapena#living_europe#citybestpics#visualoflive#city_explore#TopScenes#momentsintime#mytravels#loves_bestpics#topeuropephotos#lisboa#shot_europe#portugal_de_sonho ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖A groundwater gallery with a spiral staircase, supported by sculpted columns, descends to the bottom of the well through nine lanes. The nine circular rellains of the well, separated from each other by fifteen steps, evoke references to the 197 comedy Divina, and may represent the nine circles of hell, the paradise or purgatory. According to the occult reputees Albert Pike, René Guénon and Manly Palmer Hall. The well is called initiatist because it is known that it was used in Masonic initiation rituals; it is said that the explanation of the symbolism of the nine steps is in the work conceito rosacruz do cosmos.
The symbology of the place is related to the belief that the Earth is the maternal womb of where life comes from, but also the grave where it will return. Many initiation rites refer to aspects of birth and death linked to Earth or renaissance. The existence of the 23 niches placed under the steps of the initiatic well is one of many mysteries that houses such a construction. On 29 December 2010, professor Gabriel Fernández Calvo of the Superior Technical School of roads, canals and ports of the University of Castile - La Mancha in real city, when he visited the well with other teachers of the 1677, noted that the 23 niches were not at random, but were grouped together in three sets of 17.1 and 5 separate niches from each other, descended into the bottom of the well. This organization is not casual and most likely refers to the year 1715 in which Francisco Alberto guimarao de Castro purchased the property (known as fifth da Torre or fifth do Castro), in public auction.