Many of us spend years "chasing the dream" in our 9 to 5 jobs. This was certainly the case for me but, after my retirement, I saw that life had more possibilities than previously imagined. As a lover of nature and owner of a small vacation rental in Pouch Cove, I often explore the outdoors, take photos, and share my experiences with guests in order to help them plan their vacation. This is my collection from my visit to the "Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto" in Flatrock, Newfoundland. #ourladyoflourdesgrotto, #grotto
Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, built along the cliffs of Flatrock, offers a unique attraction for those visiting eastern Newfoundland. It was designed by a former community priest who, after visiting a grotto in Lourdes, France, felt compelled to build a shrine of the same construction within the cliffs of Flatrock. #cliff, #newfoundlandtourism, #newfoundland, #crucifix, #shrine, #grotto, #catholic
The largest grotto in Eastern Canada, it is very popular with tourists and locals alike and highly recommended because of its spiritual significance and incredible beauty. Stations of the cross surround a central altar at the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto. #altar, #grotto, #cliff, #outcrop, #angelstatue, #religiousshrine, #spiritual, #aesthetic, #outcrop
Here, the Saint Agnes statue is kneeling and offering pink roses to Virgin Mary. #saintagnes
Taking the staircase to the top of the grotto, you will find a grassy field containing stations of the cross. At the rock wall adjacent to the Christ statue, a cement walkway leads to the far side of the cliff and another staircase which leads to the base of the cliff. #christstatue, #stationsofthecross, #grassyfield, #trees, #forestclearing, #cliff, #grotto
On your visit to eastern Newfoundland, I recommend a visit to see the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto in Flatrock. Please follow my Newfoundland Travel Blog to see my work on some other popular tourist attractions in eastern Newfoundland. I'd be delighted to hear from you so why not contact me today?