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Ice Bridge and Mounds, Niagara Falls
The grandeur and loveliness of the Niagara Falls is replaced in winter by a not less majestic but more forbidding aspect. The mighty sweep of the waters does not allow of any formation of ice in the rapids above or below the falls, but at the edges of the river, in the shallows, mighty columns and pillars of crystal are piled up in the shape of huge mounds, on which the snows of heaven descend to add their pure white to the glistening green of the rushing waters, the deep purple of the ice behind the flowing cutain and the brilliant hues of the giant icicles reflecting the rays of the sun. And however long a visitor may linger, new beauties will present themselves, and the greater will be his appreciation with every moment.
Horseshoe Falls and Rainbow. Near View of Niagara
Niagara Falls from Bridge
Ice Cave, Niagara Falls
Luna Isle and Bridge, Niagara Falls
Bridal Veil Falls and Three Graces, Yosemite
The Yosemite Valley is nearly in the center of the state of California north and south, and just midway between the east and west basins of the Sierra, here a little over 70 miles wide. The valley is anearly level area, about six miles in length, and from half a mile to a mile in width, sunken almost a mile in perpendicular depth below the general level of the region. It may be roughly likened to a gigantic trough holowed out in the mountains, nearly at right angle to their regular trend. Down the many side gulches or canyons descend streams, forks of the Merced, coming down the steeps in a series of stupendous waterfalls. On the side of Cathedral Rock, which faces the entrance of Merced River into the valley, Bridal Veil Creek falls over a precipice 630 feet high and then forms a number of smaller cascades that together make a descent of 300 feet more. The fall is very beautiful. In its leaps the column of water is swayed hither and thither by the wind, and nearly dissolved into spray, which makes the fanciful name very appropriate. The Yosemite Valley Fall has a clear leap of 1,500 feet from the top of the cliff.
Exquisite Iced Foliage, Canadian Side of Niagara Falls
The tourist will never feel the full majestic grandeur of the Niagara Falls until he has seen them from all points and at all seasons; until he has stood below and seen its flood of waters pour from the very vault of heaven; until he has passed behind its watery veil and felt the buffeting of its imprisoned air, or stood beside the Whirlpool Rapids and felt the utter impotence of man. He will never know their indescribable beauty until he has watched the very center of the Horse Shoe or wandered in the wooded aisles of Goat Island or by the fairy cascades of the Three Sisters. He will never understand their wonderful voice until he has listened to the thunder of the Horse Shoe, which Eugene Thayer, the great organist, declared "was not a roar, but the divinest music on earth."
American Falls, Niagara, from Across River
The sylvan perfume, the gayety of the sunshine, the mildness of the breeze that stirred the leaves overhead, and the bird singing that made itself felt amid the roar of the rapids and the solemn incessant plunge of the cataract, moved our hearts and made us children with the boy and girl that stood beside us--who stood for a moment and then broke into joyful wonder. --W. D.Howells The pure beauty of elegance and grace is the grand characteristic of the falls. It is supremely artistic, a harmony, a masterpiece. The lower half of the waterway wall is shrouded in the steam of the boiling gulf--a veil never rent or lifted. At its core this eternal cloud seems fixed and still with excess of motion--still and intensely white. --Henry James To paint the glories that come and go upon the falling, rushing waters, the painter must dip his brush in the rainbow, and when he has done his best, he willnot be believed by those who have not seen his subject with their own eyes. --Art Journal
Sheltered Falls, Pike's Peak Trail
Manitou and Vicinity. Manitou, 'The Saratoga of the west,' nestled under the cold and snowy Pike's Peak, still it is always warm and pleasant even in coldest weather, noted for its numerous Mineral Springs, and hotel accommodations, which are superb, having some of the largest in the country. The best views are Manitou with Pike's Peak in the distance,--Rainbow Falls in Summer--Rainbow Falls in Winter--Soda Spring--Iron Springs--Pulpit Rock, Pike's Peak above the clouds--Cameron's Cone Natural Arch--the Narrows--Bridal Falls, &c, &c
Minnehaha, "Laughing Water," in Summer, St. Paul
About four miles south of the center of the "City of Flour and Lumber", Minneapolis, in a pretty glen, preserved as a town park, are the graceful Falls of the Minnehaha (Sioux, Mini-haha, "laughing water"), 60 feet high, immortalized by Longellow's "Hiawatha." The picturesque glen extends along the Minnehaha River to the Mississippi and forms part of an extended system of parks covering 1,600 acres and of twenty-five miles of boulevards, taking in several small lakes. Just below the falls the river is spanned by a rustic bridge. A smaller cascade further down stream has been nicknamed the "Minnegiggle." Nearby are the fine grounds of the Minnesota Soldiers' Home. The Minnehaha River is the outlet of Lake Minnetonka, (800 feet above the level of the sea), of singularly irregular outline, encompassed by wooded hills and affording god boating and fishing.
Havana Glen : Looking Down through Central Gorge
[Au Sable Chasm]
Au Sable Chasm, New York
Havana Glen : Looking Down from Cavern Bridge
Bridal Veil from Jacobs Ladder, Havana Glen, N.Y.
Au Sable Chasm .... Canyon
Havana Glen : Witches Cauldron
Niagara. Horse Shoe Falls from Goat Island
Niagara. General View from New Suspension Bridge, winter
Ice Bridge, Niagara
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