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ysun  Identity Verified
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Niagara Falls - Day & Night Oct 31, 2007

wherestip wrote:

My mom and dad took us on a trip to Niagara Falls when we were kids. I remember walking out on the cantilevered platform wearing the park-provided raincoat and getting blown all over with water.

Never visited again after coming back to the U. S.

Steve,

Thank you for the links. You should visit Niagara Falls again. I believe this is where you started walking to the falls:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsYf0H2d4k4

Here is how the Niagara Falls look like at night:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Niagara_falls_in_dark.jpg

Niagara Falls in the "dark":
http://photo.net/photo/pcd0738/niagara-canadian-falls-far-66

http://photo.net/photo/pcd0738/niagara-american-falls-far-67


[Edited at 2007-10-31 00:29]


 

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不知道还能坐船游 Oct 31, 2007

我们是12月份去的,同去的那两位正热恋,嫌冷躲起来了,我不想走他们老催,没劲儿

我在想,水力发电可够劲儿。

Yueyin Sun wrote:

我去过多次,但总是看不够。
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae1RqLvO4a8

不知你是否坐船去过瀑布脚下?Maid Of The Mist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbYjEZYWndY
chance wrote:

那种气势磅礴确实令人难以忘怀

可惜我们只在那里呆了很短的时间


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ysun  Identity Verified
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最好是春夏秋去游览 Oct 31, 2007

冬天游轮是停运的,河边也结了许多冰。春夏秋时,即使游轮上大家都穿塑料雨衣,但还是会打湿衣服。

那里确实有水电站。

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Adam_Beck_Hydroelectric_Power_Stations

chance wrote:

我们是12月份去的,同去的那两位正热恋,嫌冷躲起来了,我不想走他们老催,没劲儿

我在想,水力发电可够劲儿。


 

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Icuaçu Oct 31, 2007

乐音:

你应该也去看看巴西、巴拉圭和阿根廷交界的 Iguazú 瀑布。那种壮观很难用言语形容,甚至所有的照片都无法呈现那种壮观。如果你喜欢“你家挂那块大破布”,肯定也会喜欢“伊瓜苏”。;)


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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Vague memory Oct 31, 2007

Yueyin Sun wrote:

You should visit Niagara Falls again. I believe this is where you started walking to the falls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsYf0H2d4k4



Yueyin,

Thanks for the clips and photos.

Yes, it was something like the scene shown in the above clip between 00:00:20 and 00:00:25 where people were wearing those yellow raincoats and getting poured on by the fall's water mist.

From what I remember, it also involved taking an elevator down. And the "Cave of the Winds" name sounds a bit familiar. So it very well could have been the tour described here ...



From Goat Island, visitors can also descend by elevator to Cave of the Winds and venture out along a (very wet) walking path at the foot of Bridal Veil Falls.





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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Spectacular Oct 31, 2007

pkchan wrote:

兩年前舊照



pk 照相也很棒


 

ysun  Identity Verified
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谢谢你的建议 Oct 31, 2007

文哲:

我是喜欢旅游的。应该去的地方和应该看的东西实在太多,但都需要花费时间和金钱。不过,有钱的时候往往没时间,等有时间的时候恐怕又没钱了。:D

Wenjer Leuschel wrote:

乐音:

你应该也去看看巴西、巴拉圭和阿根廷交界的 Iguazú 瀑布。那种壮观很难用言语形容,甚至所有的照片都无法呈现那种壮观。如果你喜欢“你家挂那块大破布”,肯定也会喜欢“伊瓜苏”。;)


 

ysun  Identity Verified
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Memory Oct 31, 2007

Steve,

I am glad you like those clips and photos. Probably, they brought back your memories of the wonderful time you spent with your parents many years ago.

However, the “cantilevered platform” tour is different from the "Cave of the Winds" tour on Goat Island. Tourists take an elevator up to the cantilevered platform to get a breathtaking view of the falls, and then take the elevator down to the wharf to start the “Maid of the Mist” tour.
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Steve,

I am glad you like those clips and photos. Probably, they brought back your memories of the wonderful time you spent with your parents many years ago.

However, the “cantilevered platform” tour is different from the "Cave of the Winds" tour on Goat Island. Tourists take an elevator up to the cantilevered platform to get a breathtaking view of the falls, and then take the elevator down to the wharf to start the “Maid of the Mist” tour.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maid_of_the_Mist

When you go to the Goat Island from the cantilevered platform, you have to drive or walk across a bridge above the American Falls.

"Cave of the Winds" tour on Goat Island:
http://www.niagarafallslive.com/cave_of_the_winds.htm

If you visit Niagara Falls again, I am sure you will recall everything from your memory.
wherestip wrote:

Yueyin,

Thanks for the clips and photos.

Yes, it was something like the scene shown in the above clip between 00:00:20 and 00:00:25 where people were wearing those yellow raincoats and getting poured on by the fall's water mist.

From what I remember, it also involved taking an elevator down. And the "Cave of the Winds" name sounds a bit familiar. So it very well could have been the tour described here ...
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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Yellow panchos Oct 31, 2007

Yueyin Sun wrote:

When you go to the Goat Island from the cantilevered platform, you have to drive or walk across a bridge above the American Falls.

"Cave of the Winds" tour on Goat Island:
http://www.niagarafallslive.com/cave_of_the_winds.htm



Yueyin,

Yes, I realized my mistake of using the term "cantilevered platform" when I saw in your clip the structure it referred to. I don't remember being on a platform like that. Even if we were there, I don't think something like that would have left a big impression on a 5 or 6-year-old.

My memory was more of being on the decks and walkways pictured in the Cave of the Winds tour which are also cantilevered at places to some extent. The more I read about the tour description you provided, the more it's coming back to me. Even the color of the raincoats were the same back then - of course in the mid 50's, all raincoats made and sold in the U. S. were of that color and made out of the same kind of tarp fabric. Today, they're probably all imported from China and made out of plastic



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David Shen  Identity Verified
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Classic Buildings in Boston Nov 4, 2007

Dear PK,

Your photos of the Niagara Falls are excellent. (It must be taken by the MRS. because when I was there you showed no interest in touching my camera )
Pretty soon its going to be another year. I do not know the names of these buildings, and am hoping you wouldn't mind giving a title or name to each of the buildings here. Thanks! By the way, the ones that I had a ©copyright symbol on are the ones that
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Dear PK,

Your photos of the Niagara Falls are excellent. (It must be taken by the MRS. because when I was there you showed no interest in touching my camera )
Pretty soon its going to be another year. I do not know the names of these buildings, and am hoping you wouldn't mind giving a title or name to each of the buildings here. Thanks! By the way, the ones that I had a ©copyright symbol on are the ones that I am happy with.


Hi All,

I have been to Europe only once and only to one country, France, so I can't really say much. But I have run around this country enough to say that Boston is the most European like of all American cities to me. The dozen of photos below is an attempt to capture that European feel I found in the buildings of Boston this past summer. Of course that European like quality can be felt in other aspects of life. But today I am glad I have the time to play with this group of shots.

Boston Building 1


Boston Building 2


Boston Building 3


Boston Building 4


Boston Building 5


Boston Building 6


Boston Building 7


Boston Building 8


Boston Building 9


Boston Building 10 City Library


Boston Building 11 Entrance to City Library


Boston Building 12 Statue in front of Library



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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Public Library Nov 5, 2007

David,

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of Boston.

The one you took of the Boston Public Library entrance reminded me of the New York Public Library catalog room entrance. I guess it was the similarities of the arched doorway - or rather the appearance of an arch for the NYPL - and the general ambience (coloration, lighting, etc.) as seen here ...

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David,

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of Boston.

The one you took of the Boston Public Library entrance reminded me of the New York Public Library catalog room entrance. I guess it was the similarities of the arched doorway - or rather the appearance of an arch for the NYPL - and the general ambience (coloration, lighting, etc.) as seen here ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:NYPL_CatalogRoom.JPG

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_York_Public_Library

The closest I got to a European-like city was Montreal. It must have been the French language that made it feel like a different continent to me.

Like Yueyin mentioned, at every major turning point, the only traffic indication was "Ouest" signs



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pkchan  Identity Verified
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波士頓真係好正架! Nov 5, 2007

1. Cambridge City Hall/Library
2. Boylston Street
3. Harvard Square
4. Cheers (Bar)
5. 6 & 7 Boylston Street
8. Newberry Street
9. Trinity Church/John Hancock Tower
10, 11 & 12 Boston Public Library/New Old South Church
今天夏令時間剛結束,那些照片令人想起穿短褲的日子。記得有一些照片是PK開車飛一樣快,DAVID就是單手拿相機,伸出車外拍回來的,技術超人。

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David Shen  Identity Verified
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More of Boston Nov 21, 2007

New England has more European like old buildings than anywhere else in the USA, but one may not notice that because of the rolling hills and lush vegetation. In a place as flat as Wisconsin where you can see much further, the spikes of churches can be spotted miles away. The pictures above focus on old buildings of Boston, the ones below are intended to show other aspects of the city.


Charles River 1, Boston


Charles River 2, Boston


Charles River 3, Boston


MIT is on the opposite side.


玫瑰? 月季? 蔷薇? Who can tell which is what?


When it comes to the nomenclature of flowers, I like English better, roses.


“新三年, 旧三年, 缝缝补补又三年。” 这一优良传统我们好象只用于衣服。 这个概念,美国人却主要是用在房屋上的。我们除了某些名胜古刹,清中期留存下来的房子就很少了,美国历史虽然很短,十八世纪的房子还有不少,而且都保存得蛮好的,自家的房子也常见有维修保养。


查尔斯河边的露天剧台,前一天晚上跟PK兄散步路过时看到一个音乐会尾声,白天再回来看个究竟。八、九月份的草地虽已不如五、六月份时鲜嫩,但昨晚的听众们没留下垃圾。地上散片只是风吹下的树叶。


Parks are quiet and clean.


High traffic roads through the city are clean and free of dust.


Copley Square?


Chinatowns are always right in the middle of a city, and Boston's Chinatown is no exception.


Boston Common


新生报到 Boston is indeed a college town where lots of student housing is right in the city's streets. Does that remind you something? It reminded me. The only difference is that when I unpacked I had Chairman Mao's red books and when my big boy unpacked he had his Gameboy and MP3.


The Italians and the Chinese are the only ones that sell their stuff on the street like that. Chinatowns and "Little Italies" are usually next to each other, like the ones in New York and San Francisco, but this is not the case in Boston.


Where I had my most delicious lobster meal.


These lobsters are as big as my shoulder.


Uncle PK's welcome breakfast to David and his boy.


Boston Park Plaza Hotel 1. They say Lewinsky stays here when she comes to town but I did not see her.


Boston Park Plaza Hotel 2. The cool morning air is crisp and the moon last night is still there.

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wherestip  Identity Verified
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Boston Nov 21, 2007

David,

Beautiful pictures. The images of the Charles River are great. The river looks very familiar, but I never crossed it the couple of times I was there.

Those flowers you were asking about look like Camellia Sasanqua to me. I believe the Chinese for camellias is 山茶花. Check these out and see if you agree ...


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David,

Beautiful pictures. The images of the Charles River are great. The river looks very familiar, but I never crossed it the couple of times I was there.

Those flowers you were asking about look like Camellia Sasanqua to me. I believe the Chinese for camellias is 山茶花. Check these out and see if you agree ...


http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/08510e01e61cc962882571a9005a9153/405986f85dbdbe5b8825684d0070c790!OpenDocument

http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/imagelist/B738043FF0752EAF8825708D005E4110/Picture/0.7c?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg

http://www.monrovia.com/PlantInf.nsf/imagelist/4C3B6FDCCDE7BB0D8825708D005E40CF/Picture/0.7c?OpenElement&FieldElemFormat=jpg

http://www.ubcbotanicalgarden.org/potd/camellia_sasanqua_setsugekka.jpg

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a1/Camellia_sasanqua.jpg/800px-Camellia_sasanqua.jpg


I tried my darnedest to plant some camellias around the house when I first moved down to Austin. Unfortunately multiple attempts all failed because of the hot summers in central Texas - remember the heat that almost caused you to pass out? Camellias like more moderate climes.
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wherestip  Identity Verified
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A variety of rose? Nov 21, 2007

wherestip wrote:


Those flowers you were asking about look like Camellia Sasanqua to me.



I'm having second thoughts. The leaves in your photo don't quite look like camellia leaves.

Some variety of roses have a loose-petal look similar to Sasanqua Camellia flowers. I'm not sure if they're called 蔷薇

http://book.ysjy.net/redianweuxue/zhiwsj/zhiwushijie035.htm

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玫瑰 还是 蔷薇?

http://scholar.ilib.cn/abstract.aspx?A=shkjfy200201017



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