Travel Theme: Misty

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The Niagara Peninsula became free of the ice about 12,500 years ago. As the ice retreated northward, its melt waters began to flow down. The startling green color of the Niagara River is a visible tribute to the erosive power of water. An estimated 60 tons of dissolved minerals are swept over Niagara Falls every minute. The color comes from the dissolved salts and “rock flour”. Read more… 

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The Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, completed in 1883, and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Due to Washington Roebling’s paralyzing injury, his wife Emily Warren Roebling stepped in as the “first woman field engineer”.

On that opening day, a total of 1,800 vehicles and 150,300 people crossed. Emily Warren Roebling was the first to cross the bridge.

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Like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, villages, mountains/plateaus, stretching approximately 8,851.8 kilometers (5,500 miles) from east to west of northern China. The entire Great Wall with all of its branches measure out to be 21,196 km (13,171 mil). Several walls were built as early as the 7th century BC.misty-5

This BLOOM post will blow you away!!!

See more Travel Theme: Misty entries in Ailsa’s Where’s my backpack…  Have a great week 🙂

67 thoughts on “Travel Theme: Misty

  1. wow – this was a like mini trip around the world – I feel like I can back to work with a bit of culture in my fore-mind – thanks…. enjoyed this post. 🙂

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  2. awesome shots and of so many wordly icons 🙂
    Seems that Maid of The Mist may be no longer though… such a shame since it is over 100 years old. Someone complained and said it should come up for tender… since I am overseas I haven’t read up on everything, so I am not sure when it may be closing up. Still shame… surprised no one is fighting for it!

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  3. Wow ! Almost around the world in just a couple of minutes ! Remarkable places,dear Amy,and they look so fabulous as they are shrouded in fog !!! Have a nice day !
    Love and hugs , Doda xxx

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    • Thank you, Doda! I don’t normally taking photos when it’s foggy or misty. 🙂 There was no choice in the Niagara Falls and the Great Wall.

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  4. Wonderful images Amy! Niagara Falls is so amazing. And one of these days, I have to visit the Brooklyn Bridge – I live so close! I like how you included some very interesting facts about each location.

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    • Thank you, LuAnn 🙂 I always enjoy your travel photos and reading your stories! Sadly to say, I lost a couple hundreds travel photos when we relocated to another city, then lost all my online photos on Yahoo.photo some years ago. Luckily, we continue to travel 🙂

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      • I had a similar experience when we had a computer crash, prior to being a bit more savvy about backing up our hard drives. I have lost a lot of old family photos, old family recipes, and many photos of our travels to Costa Rica and Jamaica.

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    • Thank you, Anna! I really like the Brooklyn Bridge, maybe it was completed by a woman engineer. I took only a few photos of the bridge due to the weather…

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