This post is on the WordPress Daily Challenge theme for this week which is Culture. The instruction was to show an image that would generate curiosity about a culture and a desire to learn more.
I was taking photos at Niagara Falls, USA when a large group arrived, apparently on group outing. I was curious as to who they were but was too shy to ask.
The image was taken at the edge of the Horseshoe Falls from the USA side of Niagara Falls. The buildings in the background are in Niagara Falls, Canada.
I am very pleased that I took the time to experience Niagara Falls from the USA side. Although the Canadian side provides a better panoramic view of the Falls, the USA side, bing closer, provides a much more compelling experience of the Falls. The sight and sound of the water creates a very powerful impression.
Here are photos taken on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls in black and white. Can you pick the black and white rainbow?
As you walk away from the Falls, under the Rainbow Bridge, the roar of the Falls begins to subside and you can enjoy the tranquility of the jade colored water as the Niagara River flows on towards Lake Ontario.
Above Niagara Falls on the Canadian side where there are powerful rapids is a power station. There are also beautiful gardens.
I did a mindfulness meditation retreat here. It is adjacent to the rapids at the top of the Falls, and the roar of the water can be heard constantly. There is a steep cliff between the Centre and the Falls so its difficult to get down there. I have included a picture of a aerial photo to give an idea of the proximity.