The Inverted Tower of 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.
Beautiful… but I’m claustrophobic and although there is an obvious amount of space and light I don’t think I can stand being underground for long… still I am in awe of this place and the way it has stand through the passing of time. Imagine getting trapped in there *shivers*
Don’t forget to where a hat.