Niagara Falls Aerial View
Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:01 PM
George Catlin is an artist who between 1830 and 1838, lived with numerous tribes of Indians of the North American plains, where he painted individual portraits of hundreds of Indians and thoroughly documented their way of life. Some of the tribes were completely wiped out by disease just a few years later.
I was surprised to find a color aerial photograph of Niagara Falls in a recent issue of Smithsonian, and even more surprised to learn that it was actually a painting of the falls made by George Catlin about 1827. I scanned it and made it available online so that you can admire it too. South is at the top of the page.
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:25 AM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 08:49 AM
Thanks for posting this. The neighbourhood has certainly changed - and not necessarily for the better. Where are all the cheesy attractions? :-)
Last time I was there, a year and a half ago, I drove over from Toronto. Have to say that just 2 blocks from the falls the area started to look very cheesy and touristy, so yes, I for one would rather be rid of all that stuff and just have nature in its full glory.
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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:47 AM
Posted 09 February 2012 - 06:14 PM
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