Am I living my life in part through Hollywood? Perhaps. But we go to the movies to escape our daily life for a little while and imagine being somewhere else in time and place. If you have not seen the movie “Point Break 2015” then this blog will be meaningless to you. So your assignment for understanding and commenting on this blog is to watch “Point Break 2015”. The film deals with the subject of extreme sports ordeals which can and do end in death in the attempts.
When we first saw the lead image for this blog we instantly made a connection to the film. Could these three men standing on the cliff face be base jumpers? Base jumping would be the second ordeal – “Birth of Sky”. Not likely, as I do not see any parachutes which they would be carrying. How about the fifth ordeal – “Life of Wind”? Again, impossible as there is an absence of wingsuits. So we are left with more realistic possibilities. My first thoughts were that the men we overseeing construction of rail lines through the Sierra Nevadas in California, but the cliffs do not match the California topography. Perhaps they were viewing the construction of the Panama Canal. Their clothing would appear to be a match to the time period, but again the cliffs are not a spot on match for the Canal Zone. It was only when we received the photo that accompanying documentation settled the issue. Such documentation is not always present. Give up? See the link below for the answer, and while not as exciting as Ozaki 8 at least it makes perfect sense.
“The Palisades“; Fort Lee, New Jersey (1898)