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North Passage leads into the Rotunda. The first sight of Shell Grotto is quite extraordinary. Clicking on the photos will enlarge them.

North Passage leads into the Rotunda. The first sight of Shell Grotto is quite extraordinary. Clicking on the photos will enlarge them.

The Dickeyville Grotto, though not as mysterious, is an amazing place. If you've never been, it is worth the trip.

Dickeyville Grotto in Wisconsin and Shell Grotto in Margate, England

The Dickeyville Grotto, though not as mysterious, is an amazing place. If you've never been, it is worth the trip.

Corridor of the Shell Grotto in Margate

Shell Grotto at Margate (UK) In 1835 Mr James Newlove lowered his young son Joshua into a hole in the ground that had appeared during the digging of a duck pond. Joshua emerged describing tunnels covered with shells. He had discovered the Shell Grotto;

In 1835, young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. And the purpose of a cave studded with over four million shells mosaicked into phalluses, stars and flowers? Nobody really knows.

In young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. (Over 4 million sea shells!

This underwater village in Yorkshire.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Netherlands - Birthplace of my son 13 yrs ago. LOVE the country and the Dutch.some of the best people in the world! ===================== My grandson was born here in I don't visit often enough,,,)`~;

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