Our planet is undeniably filled with countless breathtaking views and wonders that are sometimes just too magical to be real. The jaw-dropping Northern lights, wondrous Grand Canyon, and spectacular glowing Waitomo Caves are just some in the long list of must-visit places around the globe. One that arguably belongs at the top of this list is Eleuthera.
Eleuthera is a narrow piece of land where the second largest ocean in the world, Antlantic Ocean, and Caribbean Sea meets.
Although the Caribbean Sea is a sea of the Atlantic, these two bodies of water have a very different appearance, color-wise. The former is a shade of turquoise blue, while the latter has a deeper color. Furthermore, the Atlantic is riddled with humongous waves, compared to the calm and still Caribbean.
That is what makes Eleuthera a special place. It’s like being in two places at once. Tourists get to enjoy the best of both worlds.
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Meanwhile, somewhere along the middle of this island is a bridge. For hundreds of years, a stone bridge has connected the 180-kilometer-wide land. Beneath it is a small gap where the Caribbean and Atlantic often greets each other.
Although it was able to withstand countless of storms and strong currents in the past, the natural bridge eventually found its match and slowly crumbled.
Soon after, a man-made bridge was put in place of the old one.
This bridge is most commonly called as the “Glass Window bridge”, not because it is made of glass, but because of painter Winslow Home’s “Glass Window” watercolor piece of the place. Although his painting showcases the original bridge, the name “Glass Window” remained as its name.
And although the Glass Window bridge is a common tourist attraction, it is also one of the most dangerous place in the world, due to the enraged waves coming from the Atlantic Ocean. As a matter of fact, the bridge has been rebuilt over and over again in the course of 130 years!
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