Looking Through Nagasaki’s Spectacles.

One of the most photographed sights of Nagasaki is the curious Spectacles Bridge (Megane-bashi), a Chinese bequest to the city. Built by the Chinese Zen priest Mozi in 1634, it remains the oldest stone bridge in Japan. The curve of the bridge reflected in the Nakashima River resembles a pair of spectacles.

Spectacles Bridge.
Spectacles Bridge.
Another view.
Another view.
Someone painting a picture of the Spectacle Bridge.
Someone painting a picture of the Spectacle Bridge.

 

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Steve on Spectacles Bridge.
Steve on Spectacles Bridge.
Me on Spectacles Bridge.
Me on Spectacles Bridge.

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View from below the bridge.
View from below the bridge.
Us below the bridge.
Us below the bridge.
Along the side of the river you can find a special rock amongst the mist of the rock wall. Do you see it??
Along the side of the river you can find a special rock amongst the mist of the rock wall. Do you see it??
Legend of the Heart Stone: As the story goes, touching a heart-shaped paved stone will make your dreams of true love come true.
Legend of the Heart Stone: As the story goes, touching a heart-shaped paved stone will make your dreams of true love come true.

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Big, colorful fish found along the river.
Big, colorful fish found along the river.
Japanese man feeding the fish.
Japanese man feeding the fish.

 

Numerous other stone bridges are found along the river as well.
Numerous other stone bridges are found along the river as well.

 

Some of the other bridges.
Some of the other bridges.
Statue along the river.
Statue along the river.

 

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Our roots will forever be from here, America, born and raised. Yet, life requires us to move more frequently than we care to count. Whether living stateside or abroad, you can always find us traveling somewhere. We scout out places that you only think you can dream of one day seeing and we seek out those that aren’t found in guidebooks. We then bring them to life here in our travel memos, so hopefully, one day you too can visit them or at least be able to live vicariously through us. This blog isn’t just about crossing off places from a bucket list. It’s about absorbing and learning how other cultures grow and fit into the same world that we do. Life is short and the world is big. Enjoy and get out there!

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