Tuesday, February 1, 2011

High Falls/ Watery Wednesday

High Falls on the Genesee River, Rochester, New York

Yep, those ARE icicles you see hanging onto the rocks on both sides of the falls. My sister-in-law wanted to see the falls in winter...and I'm glad she did!

This waterfall is smack dab in the middle of the city. Want proof, then look here....

Train? Did you hear a train?

The flecks you may see in the photo are sleet/snow. It was bitter day but not too cold for my camera!

You can find more photos celebrating Watery Wednesday at http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com

 

44 comments:

see you there! said...

What an amazing location for the falls. I heard that train too :-)

Darla

Jacob said...

Brrrrr! You're lucky you and your camera didn't freeze in place! But I'm glad you didn't, too...'cause these a great photos. Wonder what that old empty building is all about?

It's got to be cold when running water freezes!

Train? What train? I didn't hear a train! Aaaaargh!

Kate said...

This photo certainly qualifies as a theme day "fountain" contribution, too!

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee... You could recycle this for Sunday Bridges!
;-D

Mark said...

We are in a severe heat wave in Northern NSW, day after day of 95 degrees with very opressive humidity.
What a great place Rochester looks.

Birdman said...

Now, that's a fountain.

Small City Scenes said...

Choo Choo! I believe I hear a train too.
That is an amazing falls right in the town.
We could call this a fountain for theme day too. MB

Kathy said...

I'm surprised they weren't frozen!

Diane AZ said...

So fascinating to see a big waterfall in the middle of a city. I love the colorful train!

Shammickite said...

I've never been to Rochester, maybe I should pay the city a visit one day.
You certainly get around!

Y. Ikeda said...

I love photographing waterfalls but it must be very cold there...
Terrific capture!

eileeninmd said...

Cool shot of the frozen falls. It does seem to be located in a unusual place.

Jack said...

In New England, a lot of cities grew up beside a waterfall because the falls gave them first hydropower and later electricity. Nice shots. (And, no, I am not a private pilot . . . I just fly as a commercial passenger a lot.)

Muffy's Marks said...

No I didn't hear the train, the falls were too loud. Beautiful picture.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this beautiful, icy waterfall with us. It may not be in the most scenic of settings, but it is still wonderful to see.

Boonie S said...

I love these photos – but I’d hate the cold.

Have a nice (warm?) day, Boonie

Jo said...

What an amazing setting for a waterfall. One of your visitors, Jack explained it for me. I love the icicles. Have a great week, Greetings, Jo

kaye said...

how did you get close enough for that picture? and it is a fantastic picture--the falls look like they come out directly from under the city.

EG Wow said...

Kaye,

I was standing on a footbridge that crosses the river. :)

VP said...

A fall downtown? I have never seen anything like this!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the first shot!Fantastic!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Wow! I will have to put this on my list of things to see in Canada. :D

Riet said...

Wow that must have been a cold day. Never seen frozen waterfalls before. so special

Francisca said...

That certainly IS unique, a river and falls right in the middle of a city! I don't remember that river, but then I was 13 when I stayed in Rochester for a week to visit a pal! :-D Great shots, both of them.

SandyCarlson said...

That is a neat structure. What a little cold can do, huh?!

anthonyox10 said...

WOW! You have a real eye for the prefect image, i wish i lived near that waterfall :(

Robin said...

Great capture, and one that brings back memories, too. I haven't been to Rochester since I was young but the feel of this shot took me right back.

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Janie said...

What a beautiful falls. Love the icicles. I was imagining it in a woodsy scene, and was surprised to see city all around. Still beautiful, though.

MarieElizabeth said...

Thanks for braving the weather, great waterfall shot.

RedPat said...

Lovely but coooold! Nice shots.

EmptyNester said...

Amazing pictures! Those icicles look quite daunting!

SouthernSass said...

Cool shots - I love the train passing through!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I really admire you tenacity in taking pictures when it's that cold out --brrr -- my fingers ache just from thinking of what was involved in you getting those lovely views. Thanks!!!

Randy said...

These are great. I love the on with the train too!

Carletta said...

I'm glad you went in winter!
These are great pics. Love that little cave like opening to the right of the falls - hobbits maybe. :)
The train was a super bonus - right place, right time.

Ann said...

still very cold? I never liked Feb in Windsor. Too much slush.

Kris said...

I really like both of those shots.

Cecilia Artista said...

Nice with a waterfall in the town!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Beautiful...oh so very beautiful!!! It's cold here too...in South Texas, no less!!!

My Watery Wednesday Link

http://hootin--anni.blogspot.com/2011/02/foggy-mtn-breakdown.html

Sanna said...

Awesome! Wish we had waterfalls too, cold we already have...

Judy said...

I have been trying to talk Husband into going to Niagara Falls in the winter, but he refuses. I would love to see the ice there!! The Ottawa area is pretty flat, so no falls around here...

Kim, USA said...

Such a lovely scene. And I too expect that it's all frozen. I guess it's not too cold yet. ^_^ Happy Wednesday!
Watery Wednesday

Leora said...

These are great. Especially the city one!

Hooked on Memes said...

How wonderful to have a waterfall right in the city. Beautiful picture.

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