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Today Was A Fairytale (Niagara Falls USA)

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You are looking at the Bridal Veil Falls of the American (Niagara) Falls on the extreme right of this photo..This is the beauty of the American Falls as I saw it on Sunday. I'm happy with the sensor in this new little sony of mine ;) I hope you enjoy this wintery scenic view of Niagara Falls...USA. Each and every time we go I see the beauty no matter what the weather conditions. I like the sensor on this new little sony ;) camera.


Niagara Falls is Romantic, 'kitschy' and fun!!


"•The Falls at Niagara are about 12,000 years old


•Falls were formed when melting glaciers formed massive fresh-water lakes (the Great Lakes) one of which (Lake Erie) ran downhill toward another (Lake Ontario). The rushing waters carved out a river in their descent and at one point passed over a steep cliff like formation (the Niagara escarpment). From the original falls going over the Niagara Escarpment, the water began to wear its way back up the river. The path that it left is known today as the Niagara Gorge (a deeply-cut and very scenic river path).


•The word Niagara comes from the word "onguiaahra" which means "a thundering noise".


•An "Old Scow" (a steel barge) remains stranded a few hundred meters above the Falls and has been marooned there since August 6, 1918 when a near tragedy was averted by three men who opened the dumping hatches of the barge to let water in and ground the out-of control boat.


•Water that flows over the Falls at Niagara ultimately ends up in Lake Ontario - from there, water drains by way of the St. Lawrence River in to the Atlantic Ocean.


•One of the bloodiest battles of the War of 1812 took place on July 25, 1814 at Lundy's Lane in Niagara Falls, Ontario... A total of 7500 Americans and Canadians fought for six hours. At the end, 1,000 soldiers lay dead or wounded."


Best viewed LARGE.

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Taken on February 14, 2010