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I Feel The Earth Move - Niagara Falls

I took this photo of the folks walking underneath the Bridal Veil Falls in Niagara Falls, New York on Tuesday. I was across the Niagara River in Niagara Falls, Ontario. I love the guy on the far left ;) These people are walking along the "Hurricane Deck".

 

"The Cave of the Winds trip takes you closer to the waters of Niagara Falls than you thought possible. You ride an elevator 175 feet (53 meters) deep into the Niagara Gorge. Then, clad in a bright yellow poncho and wearing the special footwear provided, you follow a tour guide over a series of wooden walkways to the famous "Hurricane Deck". As you stand at the railing, you are a mere 20 feet (6 meters) from the billowing torrents of Bridal Veil Falls. The rushing waters loom above you, dousing you with a generous spray as you face the thundering Falls head-on. Rainbows are usually visible day and night. Everyone can experience the sights of Niagara Falls. A deck has been built 150 feet from the base of the Falls especially designed for handicapped and adults with children in arms."

 

"While there is no actual cave anymore, the original cave was a natural cave behind Bridal Veil Falls 130 feet (40m) high, 100 feet (30m) wide and 30 feet (9m) in depth. It was discovered in 1834, and originally dubbed Aeolus' Cave, after the Greek god of winds. Guided tours began officially in 1841, and continued until a rock fall in 1920 made it clear the passage was no longer safe. The cave was obliterated in a massive 1954 rock fall and subsequent dynamiting of a dangerous overhang.

The tour officially reopened in 1924, now bringing visitors to the front of the Bridal Veil instead of behind it, on a series of decks and walkways. Tropical storm-like conditions can be experienced, as winds can reach up to 68 mph underneath the falls."

 

Best viewed LARGE.

(update for my flickr friends..My new Sony is in for repair for the second time..It came back and the problem wasn't fixed..Grrrr) My Husband is on vacation so we are here and there. We're going to Gatineau next week and then I'll be back to normal..Until then..Keep cool everyone. Catch up real soon..In the meantime I hope you all enjoy this cooling summer photo lol

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Taken on August 2, 2011