The benevolent love the mountains, the wise love the water.I'm not a wise man, but I don't need climbing or physical strength to play in the water, so I like to visit the Nagawa River.
On November 23rd, the long-awaited trip to Niagara Falls finally took place.
The cold and rainy days made the group members prohibitive, and the bus departed at 8:30 in the morning, and only half of the people were seated in a bus.It's still cloudy, but we're in high spirits.
The Niagara Falls, which originates from the Niagara River, is the world's largest transnational waterfall. It is also known as one of the world's Wonders of the World Iguaçu Falls and Victoria Falls waterfalls.
The Niagara River is located in the Great Lakes region of North America, which straddles the border between New York State and Ontario, Canada.
The catchment area of the Niagara River includes the four major lake systems of Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron and Lake Erie, totaling about 673,000 square kilometers.The 56-kilometer water distance drops from 174 meters to 75 meters, and the water level drop is about 99 meters, making it one of the most hydrologically rich waterways in North America.About halfway through the process, Niagara Falls is located.
Around 11:20, we arrived at Niagara Falls.
As soon as I got off the car, I didn't see it, and I first listened to the sound of rumbling water.As you go, you can only hear the deafening sound of the waves, the white waves where the horseshoe waterfall is formed, and the water mist is flying, so it's no wonder that the Indians describe it as "Onguiaahra".
Originally inaccessible and little known, Niagara Falls was a natural wonder known only to the Native Indians.Because they heard thunderous sounds before seeing the waterfall, the Indians called it "Onguiaahra", which means "huge mine", and believed that the rumbling sound of the waterfall here was the thunder god speaking.Later called Niagara, meaning "water of Thor".
Standing on the shore and looking upstream, the Niagara River is wide, the water is calm, and the water is abundant and vast, just like an elegant and rich young man, strolling leisurely between heaven and earth.
Niagara Falls is located in the middle of the Niagara River.When the river flows through Ram Island, which is about 350 meters wide on the riverbed, it falls into a steep cliff and splits in two, forming the majestic Canadian Falls and American Waterfalls, presenting the natural wonders of Horseshoe Falls, Rainbow Falls (American Falls), Luna Falls (Bridal Wedding Falls, Bridalville Falls).
The waterfalls on the Canadian side of Hexi are the most spectacular. The semi-circular shape of the waterfalls makes them look like horseshoes, so they are called horseshoes falls. Horseshoe Falls 670 meters wide, straddling the United States and Canada, for the Great Falls.
94% of the huge water volume forms a cyan flying stream, straight in the river, the drop of 57 meters stirs up monstrous waves, rushing out the magnificent momentum of thunder, rising water mist covers the sky, the wind blows, flying beads splash jade on the heads and bodies of tourists.
Where the water mist is getting bigger and bigger, from afar, the small black dot-like water birds are fearlessly shuttling through the waves and flying in the water mist.
The "Maid of the Mist" cruise full of tourists, passing through the American Waterfall, Bridal Wedding Waterfall, facing the stormy waves, came to the Horseshoe Falls, and felt the majestic momentum of "Thor's Water" up close.
Due to the short stay, we did not have the opportunity to take a boat deep into the heart of the waterfall.But watching the cruise ship slanting and undulating with the huge waves and being obscured by the mist was also a blessing in the shock.
It is said that the "Maid of the Mist" has been in business since 1846, and many celebrities such as Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, President Carter and so on have been its passengers, making it the most famous star sightseeing cruise!
East of the river there are two waterfalls in the United States, known as“Rainbow falls” and“Luna Falls,” which are separated by Lana Island.
Near the Rainbow Bridge, called Rainbow Falls, also known as American Falls, it is a medium waterfall, accounting for about 6% of the Niagara River's water, and the river is blue.The waterfall is 260 meters wide and has a drop of 21-34 meters.
The distance between the horseshoe waterfall and the rainbow waterfall and the wedding waterfall is about two or three hundred meters, but it looks basically in the semi-arc shape of the "trinity".
Around 12.30 noon, the sun finally opened and the sunrise finally weaved a long and beautiful double rainbow of sunlight and water vapor, projected in front of the veritable "Rainbow Bridge".
It's nature's special gift to winter visitors!
On each side of the falls, a city of Niagara Falls was built, one belonging to Ontario, Canada, and one belonging to the state of New York, USA.
The Rainbow Bridge flies north and south, connecting the United States and Canada, and the flags of the United States, Canada and the United Nations are flying in the center of the bridge, with the stars and stripes in the south, the maple leaf flag in the north, and the United Nations flag in the center.
After passing through the Rainbow Bridge, the people of the two countries travel freely with visas.The peaceful environment also makes Niagara Falls more rewarding for both countries.
Once upon a time, the Niagara War was raging and was one of the main battlefields of the American-Canadian War.
After the victory of the Revolutionary War in 1783, the United States began the frontier campaign, and in order to smoothly expand westward, it decided to conquer Canada first.On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Britain, the ruler of Canada at the time, and according to the secret combat plan formulated before the war, the army was divided into three Lu: the east road attacked Montreal; the second was to attack along Niagara, entering both sides of Lake Ontario and advancing north; The third was to attack Canada from Detroit.
June 1812 to early 1813 was a period of strategic offensive by the United States.From early 1813 to the end of 1814, when the British army switched to offensive and counteroffensive, the British navy controlled the sea in North America, and after land warfare, it counterattacked at the end of the year, driving American troops out of Canada.The flames of war in Niagara were extinguished.
The British army took advantage of the victory to occupy Washington, and in retaliation for the burning of the Toronto City Capitol by the US army, the British army also set fire to the White House, the Capitol and other government buildings.
The United States and Canada are at peace. The two countries now have what is claimed to be the world's longest undefended border.
Today, the Niagara River is shared by the United States and Canada, whose territorial waters divide along the center of the main waterway.
Looking back at Horseshoe Waterfall, the sun is dazzling, and despite the squinting and shooting, the scenery is magnificent and spectacular!
Today, Niagara Falls is a tourist attraction, with more than 4 million visitors from all over the world visiting each year.
This tribute goes to the French missionary Louis Hennepin.Louis Hennipin came here in 1678 as a missionary, discovered the great waterfall, marveled at this wonderland on earth, described its "incredible beauty" in detail with pen and paper, wrote down his own observations, and then introduced this scenery to Europeans.
In 1625, the European explorer Relement was the first to write the name of this great river and waterfall, calling it "Niagara", which stands for Niagara.
At that time, Gerome took his bride in a carriage from New Orleans to Niagara Falls for his honeymoon.After returning to Europe, he promoted the beauty of the place among the royal family, so Europeans followed suit and began to spend their honeymoon in Niagara Falls.
Today, it's still fashionable to come here for your honeymoon.
Say goodbye to the Great Falls. In the car, a group of friends showed everyone the Great Waterfall album she bought, and I took the opportunity to take a few pictures.
The Niagara River is snowy and frozen, the Great Falls are covered in silver, and icicles on both sides are hanging from rock, and the ice sculptures are strange.
With its magic, magic and magic, nature has created a wonderful image and beauty that fascinates human beings, amazes and admires, and can only be imitated! How can mankind not worship it, consider itself small and stupid?
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