Weekly Photo Challenge: Near and Far

September 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm 4 comments







these photos were taken last july at iguazu falls located between brazil and argentina. clicking any one of the photos will make it appear bigger.

the iguazu falls is a sight to behold. it’s about 270 feet high and more than two miles wide. it’s said that, depending on the time of the year, you can view up to 300 individual falls. the best cameras in the world won’t capture completely the sense of awe and wonder that one feels witnessing this massive volume of water as it roars, rushes, and spills over the falls. you must be there to really appreciate its power and beauty.

according to an ancient legend, the falls came about as the result of a vengeful god living in the iguazu river. the god, who appeared in the shape of a giant snake, was named boi. once a year, the native indians living around the area threw a young maiden into the river to appease him.

everything was hunky-dory until the year bautiful naipi was chosen to be sacrificed. a warrior named taroba tried to save her by putting her in a canoe on the river. seeing them escaping angered the god so much that he made a big splash with his body splitting the river and engulfing their canoe and creating the falls.

the iguazu falls has been designated as one of the new seven wonders of nature in 2011.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. AC  |  September 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Wow wow wow. I wanna see them too. 😀

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    • 2. plaridel  |  September 17, 2012 at 10:15 pm

      ac:

      don’t forget to bring a raincoat. if you don’t wear one on the walkway. you’ll get wet.

      Reply
  • 3. kurt ryan  |  September 15, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    If you don’t mind, how did you place the pictures side by side in your post?

    Reply
    • 4. plaridel  |  September 17, 2012 at 10:16 pm

      kurt:

      i used html table. here’s the screen shot of the actual code:


      Reply

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