13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Altered Images
Closer to Heaven

The closer you think you are to heaven the closer you must be when you are here. This small church lies on a ridge that runs down off of Mt Pilatus near Lake Lucerne, Switzerland. If you want to have that feeling of what it must be like to be closer, then take a hike here. It's amazing views and the dedication of those who built it here long ago knew that this place was just a little bit of Heaven on Earth.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 05.2013
Date Uploaded: 08.2015
Photo Location: Near Lake Luzern, Switzerland
Camera: NIKON D80
Copyright: © Mark Forder