Niagara statue

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    Back-lit by the powerful beams that illuminate the falls at Niagara, this statue overlooks the falls; standing on a likeness of one of the great generators that create the power for those very lights.

    The beams of light are so visible from the heavy mists blowing over from Horseshoe Falls.

    I didn't get a chance to read who this was, but believe it was the man responsible for first harnessing the power of Niagara falls. The statue stands in one of the several beautiful parks across from the falls.

    (Later learned:)
    Nikola Tesla (10 July 1856 – 7 January 1943) was an inventor and a mechanical and electrical engineer. He was one of the most important contributors to the birth of commercial electricity, and is best known for his many revolutionary developments in the field of electromagnetism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Tesla's patents and theoretical work formed the basis of modern alternating current (AC) electric power systems, including the polyphase system of electrical distribution and the AC motor, with which he helped usher in the Second Industrial Revolution.
    He had more patents than Thomas Edison!

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    1. Alina Criveanu 100 months ago | reply

      Great shot and great light

    2. Ruth L 100 months ago | reply

      This is indeed dramatic! Love it!

    3. Bowramp 100 months ago | reply

      Great shot of (Just a guess) Nikola Tesla

    4. storyandphotos 100 months ago | reply

      nice silhouette. it's got an inspiring quality

    5. Ana Benedict 100 months ago | reply

      Magnific picture ... "and" splendid lights, Marc!
      Discovered, strangely enough here and there.

    6. dchrssyr 99 months ago | reply

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    7. danvartanian 99 months ago | reply

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    8. jondeeley 99 months ago | reply

      love it nice work

    9. Tim Gavin 99 months ago | reply

      Very commanding photo!
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    12. Pál Tamás 87 months ago | reply

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    13. Saaer 85 months ago | reply

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    14. Julieta Draco 84 months ago | reply

      Yes, the man is Nikola Tesla, the great scientist who created the AC current and the real inventor of radio.
      The monument was building to honored the first man who used the niagara falls to powered energy

    15. tamara mambelli 83 months ago | reply

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    16. dax46407 73 months ago | reply

      awesome shot

    17. Gillender 51 months ago | reply

      That is why Tesla was forcibly forgotten. That is why he was not in your textbooks. Nikola Tesla caused Earthquake Milne Shide No 333 a twenty seven day earthquake commencing on a second divisible by 3 times 3 times 3 in a minute divisible by 3 in an hour divisible by 3 on a day divisible by 3 in a month divisible by 3 times 3 in a year divisible by 3 times 3. That is why he died in Room #3327. 3h03m27s September 3, 1899. BITCHES I WIN. TESLA MADE EARTHQUAKES & YOU LIARS OFF TO HELL

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