#tbt: exploring the ruins of Scala Dei in Priorat, Spain last Spring✨
In the 12th Century, knights seeking a Catalan home for the Carthusian order came upon a shepherd, who guided them to the tallest pine tree in all the land. He told them of visions where a ladder would appear at the top of the tree, from which angels would descend... and the site of the tree became the altar of the monastery they then built.
Scala Dei. Ladder of God.
The monks tended vines, and while the former monastery is now ruins, the winery is alive and well! ✨
Pour yourself a glass and commune with angels for a moment, how about that? 🍷✨✨✨