Doug Wall

Doug Wall

Posted on 10/19/2015


Photo taken on April 25, 2015



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St Michaels's Cave


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St Michael's Cave

St Michael's Cave
This cave has been known for over 2000 years and used for various purposes such as a stronghold in the 18th Century, a hospital and during the World War II for storing ammunition. The Rock of Gibraltar is reported to have approximately 150 caves within it, some of which are sea caves and appear at all levels, proving that the Rock had been submerged under water for some time throughout history. The caves were created by rainwater slowly seeping through the limestone rock, and turning into a weak carbonic acid which gradually dissolved the rock. Through this process, tiny cracks in The Rock's geological fault grew into long passages and large caverns over thousands of years. The numerous stalactites and stalagmites in the cave are formed by an accumulation of traces of dissolved rock deposited by water dripping from the ground above. The largest of the chambers, named the Cathedral Cave, currently serves as an auditorium. It was converted due to the chamber's natural acoustic properties, which according to experts, enhances and blends tones into a uniform and faithful rendition of sound. It is equipped with a concrete stage and has a seating capacity of over 100. The cave is lit by gory coloured lights and rock music was belting out when we were there. I guess it demonstrated the cave’s acoustics but personally I would have preferred something rather more mystical....

Clint, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Annemarie and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
HappySnapper
HappySnapper
I must admit it does have an impact, but I'm not sure If I could stay in that sort of light for any length of time.
22 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to HappySnapper
It changes Maurice, I could have posted a red photo but that looked worse :-(
22 months ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
Very nice
21 months ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
Caves freak me out! Too claustrophobic.
21 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Eunice Perkins
This one has plenty of room Eunice!
21 months ago.
Tim Hanko
Tim Hanko
Very cool, Doug. Maybe some good classical music would sound better.
21 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Tim Hanko
Yes, I think so too Tim.
21 months ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
a blue dream
21 months ago.
Doug Wall has replied to Annemarie
If only the accompanying music was dreamlike Annemarie
21 months ago.
Les's Photography AKA aligeeach
Les's Photography AK…
Thank you for posting this excellent image into the group it is reflecting beautifully in The Little Pond .
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21 months ago.