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    These are ancient european archways that were brought to America a hundred years or so ago. Somehow they came into the possession of the Shandon Chapel and then lead up a steep path to the Chapel with olive trees on either side.

    David Maury, Automatt, gwilmore, and 25 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Sylvia...Sometimes 113 months ago | reply

      hey em, I did it...180 degrees...whoaaaa, steady as she goes ;-)

    2. emdot 113 months ago | reply

      Thanks Kim, David. :) Yes, another world, or otherworldly, in a way. :)

      Tommy and LunaSol, thanks.

      And Bubbles, thanks and yes I will. ;)

      Kell -- we really need to go on a photo walk together soon. I want to go back up here but make a day of it -- wine tasting and dinner with Green (who has a new hot tub). Let's do it soon (plus, is almost Green's bday).

      Syl -- love that photo, which is of another dimension as well.

    3. Colour 113 months ago | reply

      This is an enchanting scene. I love how the road zigs and zags into the distance.

    4. Esther17 113 months ago | reply

      A step into beauty and peace. Lovely shot, em!

    5. Metalium2 113 months ago | reply

      So beautiful! Compositions like this is one of my absolute favorite types.

    6. KarmenRose 113 months ago | reply

      What a wonderful shot!

    7. Steffe 113 months ago | reply

      Looks good. "Borrowed" from Greece or somewhere like that?

    8. emdot 113 months ago | reply

      Thanks Colour (and it was nice to have something to add to the arches group!).

      Thank you Esther and KarmenRose. :)

      M2, I didn't know that but I will keep it in mind for other shots. :) And thanks. :)

      Steffe... argh! I can't remember where they are from now, but yes Greece or Italy or some such. I'll try to find out.

    9. emdot 113 months ago | reply

      thanks angela. :)

      i can't wait for these hills to turn green.

    10. larry&flo 112 months ago | reply

      In the late 60's there was a large warehouse full of Hearst aquisitions near the pier at San Simeon and you could find old pieces of Europe for sale in the local classifieds. My point being that there are lots of ex Hearst sections of European buildings in the SLO area.

    11. lapamela 112 months ago | reply

      looks so much like Spain, especially with the olives.

    12. smiling_da_vinci 112 months ago | reply

      Pretty amazing work, Ms. Dot.

    13. emdot 112 months ago | reply

      l&f, i think it is still there. or the building is. but i bet the good are long auctioned/sold off. it's cool to see them, tho.

      pamela, olives are quite the tree for people to plant these days. they are dotting damn near all patches of land. ornamental, tho, i think. :)

      thank you, da vinci. :)

    14. nciccch 112 months ago | reply

      a friendly door way ,it says come in and live, and if you must go,then take some life with you

    15. Matt (mistergoleta) 112 months ago | reply

      Very interesting! I love the area around Shandon but didn't know about this.

    16. stan32 111 months ago | reply

      bella foto

    17. pareeerica 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Creative Commons- Free Pictures, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      Awesome shot! :)

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