Portugal, Autumn 2013
Grutas de Mira de Aire
From Tomar, we visited the Grutas de Mira de Aire, a beautiful series of caverns with an elevator to bring us back up -- very important as we get older!
The lighting in the cave is generally very nicely done.
Looking down into the first large cavern, with the staircase visible in bottom and lower left
Stalactites on the walls
A new stalagmite being formed
I suppose these are compared to organ pipes.
Looking back up at the descending staircase which has apparently been constructed in the middle of the cavern.
Oohing and aweing
A leveler spot
The barriers on the edges of the path are not very high...
Stalactites and pools
Thin, spiny stalactites
Hokey lighting at the end of the walk
A nice trilobite (about 25cm long) in the museum
The weather towards the end of our trip turned cloudy and often rainy, as show by these clouds.
Clear sky coming