The Shell Grotto in Margate, Kent, England. An underground labyrinth of mosaics created from millions of seashells, discovered in 1835. The origin of the grotto is unknown. #WorldBeautifulPlaces #Seashells
In 1835, young Joshua Newlove fell down a hole and inadvertently discovered Margate’s Shell Grotto. Seventy feet of underground tunnels lead to a chamber decorated with arcane symbols made entirely from sea shells. And the purpose of a cave studded with over four million shells mosaicked into phalluses, stars and flowers? Nobody really knows.