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Sant Joan Funicular, Montserrat, Spain

In 2015, I took a six-month sabbatical to travel through Europe, learn French, and study art and history. I stayed in 12 countries as far ranging as Ireland, Finland, Greece, and Spain. When in Barcelona, I took a day trip to the Montserrat Monastery, home of one of the famous "Black Madonna" statues. In order to get to the remote monastery, visitors must take a funicular suspended over the jagged hillside from the train station up to the mountain's ridge. Its cheery bright yellow exterior paint must help soothe even the most reluctant riders!

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2017
Photo Location: Montserrat, Spain
Camera: iPhone 5c
Copyright: © Megan Wilkinson