“It’s easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top”
~Henry Ward Beecher~
As a regular visitor to this blog will attest to; one of my favorite spots is The Grotto; a botanical garden and shrine in my town of Portland, Oregon. This cliff goes UP 110 feet. At the top lies the Upper gardens. A climb UP there would be a major undertaking, thank goodness there is an elevator.
Have a splendid day!
This has been in response to Ailsa’s Travel themed photo challenge. I’ve mostly posted photos of my town of Portland since I haven’t the occasion to travel as of late. Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack has been kind enough to never mention this to me. If you want to join in on the fun, don’t hesitate because it may not be a travel photo you may be posting. We’d all love to see it anyway…..so don’t get left behind at the station. Join in the challenge: this week’s theme is:
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I can see why you love it there. Truly majestic views! xoxo
Thanks Spirtual, I visit there quite often. The place is truly magical.
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I am always happy to see more photos of The Grotto. it is such a soothing, restful green oasis. And it is definitely vicarious travel for me, so I think it counts!!!!
Hi Janet. I’m glad you are not sick of the place. I still visit even in the cold winter although I must confess that I am looking forward to Spring. Next time I go, I’ll think of you and you can travel with me in spirit! I’ll put you in my coat pocket to keep you warm… 😉
I’ll be looking forward to the next trip!
The view is much better at the top indeed! Awesome shot!
Thanks so much Amy. You are a gem!
Since Portland is a long way from my home, I think it fits perfectly into a travel theme! I’m glad to learn there’s a lift/elevator, and there I was thinking how fit you must be climbing up to the gardens all the time! 😉
Hey Cathy: I love your sense of humor though if I did climb all that way I would be in incredible shape.
Your posts are always UPlifting…. even if they do stick mostly to wonderful and weird Portland! Getting there would involve travel for most of your readers, so you’re good!
Thanks Gunta! Hopefully I can serve as some sort of travel brochure for those who may want to visit…maybe the city should pay me…haha, yes, I think it should. 😉
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Beautiful shots from the top… 😉
Thanks Drake, I thought you may like to know there is a fine pond up there suitable for swimming. 😉
You’re right – it would be great… 😉