Weekly Photo Challenge: Culture

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.

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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.

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Niagara Falls USA – Extra

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.

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Niagara Falls Extra – Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

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.

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