|@ Fontana Leisure Park|
G is for Grotto
In a predominantly Catholic country like the Philippines, a grotto is a pretty common outdoor garden feature in residences, resorts, parks and even caves. Many Filipinos are Marian devotees and most of the grottoes here have the statue of the Blessed Virgin.
|@ Mambucal Hot Spring|
A grotto (Italian grotta, French "grotte") is a type of natural or artificial cave that is associated with modern, historic or prehistoric use by humans (Source). It is often a small cave near the water and often flooded or liable to flood at high tide.
Many grottoes around the Philippines are believed to be miraculous. Devotees and the curious travel to visit grottoes especially during Lent.
|behind the Salawag Parish Church|
True strength lies in submission which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself. ~ Henry Miller
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There are grottos in cathilic churches here too.
Great pictures! There are grottos in Catholic churches here.
beautiful and serene! special places, where you can gain peace!
Lovely GARDEN around it too!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team
Beautiful ones, there are many in Spain too!
G is for gazpacho
Awesome, I was happy when we bought out home as it has a Virgin Mary Statue!
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team
Great shots of the grottoes. Carver, ABC Wed.Team
Wonderful photography ~ Love grottoes ~ (A Creative Harbor)
Very nice captures of these wonderful grottoes!
Thanks for sharing;o)
Have a nice week****
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