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Dig It - Niagara Falls

EXPLORE #12, Feb 16/09

 

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This is Friday afternoon in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA..This is a view of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls........This gives you a total overview of how it looks in winter on a clear day.

This past weekend made me realize why I enjoy going to see the Falls so much..It's about the atmospheric conditions and LIGHT..It's all about the light.....We were there for three days and it never once looked the same. I chose to post this photo first as this is the way it looked when we arrived. I hope you enjoy the view ;) I just love waking up to this view every morning while I'm there and watching the sunrise...AWESOME!! ;)

 

"The word "Niagara" is derived from the Iroquois Indian word "Onguiaahra"

meaning "the strait".

There is an international boundary between the United States and Canada.

Before the invention of film, tourists would sketch pictures of the Falls.

The flow was also halted over both falls on March 30th 1848 due to an ice jam

in the upper river.

The movies Niagara and Superman were filmed in part at the Falls.

In the past ten years, two daredevils lost their lives trying to conquer Niagara.

In the evenings, intense spotlights bathe the falls with different shades of color."

 

"Niagara Falls is one of The Seven Forgotten Natural Wonders of the World!!"

 

"The world's natural wonders differ from the other grouping of wonders in that they were not made or improved upon by humans. They actually humble humanity.

The local native peoples have known these wonders for millenia, however this list came to the notice of the Western world relatively recently. For example, Mount Everest wasn't identified as the world's highest peak until 1852, and its exact height is periodically disputed to this day.

Today, these wonders have become places of pilgrimage, where awe is its own reward."

 

Best viewed LARGE.

 

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Taken on February 13, 2009