Saturday, February 6, 2010

Niagara Falls in Winter

[We are here at Niagara Falls] to declare that the awful symbol of Infinite Power, in whose dread presence we stand - these visions of Infinite Beauty here unfolded to the eye, are not a property, but a shrine - a temple erected by the hand of the Almighty for all the children of men; that it cannot be desecrated...that [we] mark out the boundaries of the sanctuary, expel from the interior all ordinary human pursuits and claims, so that visitors and pilgrims from near or far may come hither, and be permitted to behold, to love, to worship, to adore.

-oration delivered by James C. Carter at the opening of the New York State reservation at Niagara Falls, July 15, 1885


  1. nice pictures. we were there last week and i have some of the same ones - bundle up peoples with their smiles frozen in place and shots of the beautiful ice covered railings.

    me :)

  2. It really is nice - even more beautiful than in the summer, I think, if you don't mind the cold.

  3. Beautiful pictures. Reminds me of the first time we visited the falls. It was so cold and foggy that the falls weren't even visible from the American side. Bet the little ones were freezing! Brrr...