Jacob’s Ladder

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Jacob’s Ladder on Sidmouth Beach,  Devon,  October 2017

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Jacob’s Ladder is a colloquial term used to describe a connection between earth and heaven, derived from the portrayal of Jacob’s dreams in the Book of Genesis:   “And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven”.

Not a bad choice of name for these wooden steps from Sidmouth Beach to a great cafe, with the largest cakes I have ever seen.  The gardens up top are well worth a wander too, and they provide the opportunity to use up a few of those patisserie calories…

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Copyright Debbie Smyth, 3 November 2017

Posted as part of Weekend in B&W

22 thoughts on “Jacob’s Ladder

    1. Upstairs was closed for renovation 😒
      But we’ve booked to return to the house we rented next spring. And that spot will definitely call me back. I’ll let you know when in case you fancy meeting for a coffee.

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