Friday, November 23, 2012

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls -  is a common name for three waterfalls on the Niagara River which separate New York State from the Canadian province of Ontario. This is a photo from the Canadian side. Across the river is the U.S.
02. At this tourist hot-spot, on the right is Horseshoe Falls. In the center is American Falls. They share Goat Island in between them. On the right of the American Falls, there is little Luna Island which separates the American Falls and forms Bridal Veil Falls - the thin strip of water on the right edge of the American Falls. On the left is Rainbow Bridge, which connects the Canadian and American sides.  

03. If inspecting the waterfalls on the Niagara River, it is better to start from the U.S. side. Then, after  you are delighted by what you saw, you can start viewing from the Canadian side, and the U.S. side may seem less daunting. Although each side has its own unique nuances.

On the American side, this is an observation deck above the Horseshoe Falls:

04. Horseshoe Falls: height 51 meters. The length of the edge from which the water falls - 762 meters. In the summer, during the day, the water falls at a rate of 2,554,875 liters per second. At night, the water flow is artificially restricted. This is done to preserve the waterfall.
05. From this site,  Luna Island is visible, followed by the American Falls, and in the background, Rainbow Bridge.
06. Track on Luna Island. After 1954, when there was a powerful landslide, this island was closed for many years because it was thought that it might collapse at any moment.
07. This is the upper edge of the Bridal Veil Falls:
08. Under Bridal Veil Falls, you can walk in the spray of falling water.
09. This is the edge of the American Falls. A landslide in 1954 at the foot of this waterfall obscured the flow of water with a heap of stones, resulting in a drop height of 21 meters. The total height of the waterfall is 54 meters. Edge length - 335 meters. In a second, this waterfall spills 285,000 liters of water.

10. Rainbow Bridge is so named, perhaps, not only because of its structural similarity.

11. Driving on Rainbow Bridge - stopping at the border. Examination of documents. A few questions - Where? How much? What are you taking? A few minutes - and welcome to Canada!

12. In Canada, we obtained a room on the 16th floor of the Marriott. A bit about hotels; It is immediately obvious - on the U.S. territory adjacent to the waterfalls, that the government created Niagara Falls State Park. Where construction is prohibited, and thus preserves the pristine landscape. Conversely, on the Canadian side - buildings are densely packed and very close to the falls. It is not good for the landscape, but it turned out that these building might actually be helpful. "The construction of several tall buildings on the Canadian side causes the flow of air to change its direction. Students from the University of Guelph, using scale models, have shown that as the air passes over the new hotels, it twists on the south side of buildings and down into the river downstream, causing whirlpools". In short (if it is not clear) - these structures, as it turns out, are necessary to preserve the falls.

13. Once in the hotel room, I wanted to sit by the window and to not move away.
  14. Look at the view from the windows, you can spend your entire day looking at this.
  15. Night, the falls are lit up using artificial illumination.
  16. At dawn:

17. Highlighting the American Falls:
  18. Color changes:
19. Night lights on the Horseshoe Falls:

20. Near Horseshoe Falls is always wet.

21. The waterfall can be approached in such a ship
22.  Autumn time is beautiful:

24. Embankment of the Niagara River:




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