“Alice” in Quinta da Regaleira
An estate complete with inverted towers, spiral staircases, tunnels, waterfalls and more. And then of course, there is THAT palace.
It’s like how I imagine falling down the rabbit-hole and ending up in a world of curious wonders would feel like, minus the red queen. (though the hordes of tourists can feel eerily akin to her evil minions, always trying get in the way of that perfect shot…)
A place where imagination ran wide and created a world that seems to defy logic (towers built into the ground!), and just something that makes the inner-child in me beam like the “strange things” dork I am. Can I just move in? Pretty please.
Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra, Portugal) is a real life wonderland, and while it’s really hard to rank the sights of Portugal (so many amazing marvels!), this whole place is magical (did I mention that it has ties to alchemy and occultism?).
I so need to find a “rabbit-hole” that leads to there so I can move
in secretly visit again. And again.
Alice had not a moment to think about stopping herself before she found herself falling down a very deep well… Down, down, down. Would the fall NEVER come to an end! … I wonder if I shall fall right THROUGH the earth! – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol