Photo Challenge: Atop

Background music – Miracles (Coldplay)

Amanohashidate – It’s called the Bridge to Heaven. Why? Because this pine tree covered sandbar crossing Japan’s Miyazu Bay is said to look like a path from Earth to Heaven.

You have to be atop a mountain for the best view of Heaven. A chairlift will get you there. The no lapbar chairlift. There’s also a cable car, but what fun is being inside a car on a beautiful September day?

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Once atop the mountain, it is recommended that you bend over and look across the bay upside down. The park up there has special fancy arches specifically for this purpose.

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When you look at the sandbar upside down, you should see it as a path going from Earth to Heaven.

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What do you think? Can you see the path to Heaven?

Honestly? Being tipped upside down leaves you feeling a bit dizzy. Maybe it’s that dizzy seeing stars effect that convinces you that Heaven is just on the other side of that sandbar.

And in closing, a mountaintop mystery: People were throwing ceramic disks through this thing?!

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