This is the amazing Grotto of the Turk at Gaeta in south western Italy.
At the top of this deep crevice in the cliffs, there is the beautiful monastery Sanctuary of the Holy Trinity. From there, some 300 steps lead down through the crevice to one of the most stunning places I’ve ever seen.
Locals say that the mountain was cleaved in two at the moment Christ died on Calvary…
Billyboy nearly died climbing back to the top!
I used Photomatix to take the best exposure out of 3 shots. The cavern had tough dynamic to overcome as the light from the sea entrance dominated the scene. The longest of the 3 exposures was a couple of seconds so I needed to rest the camera on the stair railing to stabilize. Was lucky it came out this sharp.
Here’s an insert to prove that daughter Melanie and hubby Art were actually those two little dots at the bottom…
And finally, here’s another shot just to prove that I actually did make it all the way to the bottom:-)
Thanx for lookin!