Wednesday, February 23, 2011

UNESCO Katsuren-jo Okinawa, Japan: Travel Photo Thursday

Katsuren-jo (Castle) is one of  five UNESCO World Heritage Castles in Okinawa, Japan.  This photo was taken back in October of 2008 and I titled it "Stairway to Heaven".

It was a catchy title and the judges liked it when I entered it in a contest but, I was only foolin'. Heaven ain't up there.  I checked it out for ya. It's a good climb, up all the stairs, and you get a great view of the surrounding area on a clear day. Maybe, even meet some pretty girls up there. But, there's no ice cream or even a place to buy coffee. That's how I know it ain't heaven.

This will be my weekly contribution to Budget Travelers Sandbox TRAVEL PHOTO THURSDAY

If you're really interested in visiting the Five UNESCO Castles on Okinawa CHECK HERE for the details and you can get my directions, advice on what to wear, costs and even a link to the Official Government Website, just in case ya think I'm foolin' around, again !

The Quarter Million Views must have happened while I was asleep last night and the crazy meter just keeps on going. I'm still waiting to see if anyone snapped a screenshot. I hope someone did, because I really appreciate people visiting my blog, looking at my photos and maybe, even reading the nonsense I ramble on about. Thank you all !



14 comments:

LadyE said...

Heaven or not, still a pretty shot Mike. Thanks for post at Travel Photo Thursday.

Sorry I missed you making it to a quarter million. Congrats!

RyukyuMike said...

LadyE,
Thank you for getting me involved in Travel Photo Thursday. I've made some great friends there.

Jorie Pacli said...

OMG! Have I missed you? Yes I do! Your photos are a work of an excellent photographer that always give an awe... It's always awe-inspiring! Love it! Thank you for sharing...:)

Keith T. Graff said...

Great Post, Great Photo, Great Blog, congrats on your first quarter million viewers!

RyukyuMike said...

Jorie,
Thank you. Shadows and light, shadows and light, shadows and light that's what it's all about.
Just have to catch them at the right place at the right time of day!

RyukyuMike said...

Keith,
I mean Doc, thanks. It's getting to be the time of year to go out and shoot the castles, all over again. You ready?

Muza-chan said...

Great photo, Mike! The colors are so vivid :)

Cathy Sweeney said...

This looks like such an interesting place. The color of the sky is absolutely gorgeous.

I'm really disappointed that I missed the quarter million screen shot. I had "SnagIt" ready to go!

Jim said...

They really knew how to build entranceways to castles in those days- obliquely so as to shower down rocks and arrows on to attackers, and the odd vat of boiling oil...
Like this pic.

Ryan said...

What was it Belinda Carlyle sang? Heaven is a place on earth, guess I'll just have to keep looking.

RyukyuMike said...

Muza-chan,
Thank you. I thought you'd be one of the screenshooters, for sure.
Hope ya ain't holdin' out waiting for me to shoot better !

RyukyuMike said...

Cathy,
Well, keep your Snagit thing handy and we'll see what else I can come up with for you !
Thanks for being a regular here, too.

RyukyuMike said...

Jim,
Yeah, those were the good old days!

RyukyuMike said...

Ryan,
Ya got me but, I'll keep on lookin' anyway!