Excuse me, allways the same scan defaults but I post this shot witch give the solution for the following question, witch was asked here :
Were is the falls exit ? The solution is through the canyon !
The incredible deep canyon network, 80 km long, begin just after the falls. An Eiffel style bridge span the abyss, connecting Zambia (bottomside) and Zimbabwe (topside).
The Victoria Falls Bridge was commissioned by Cecil John Rhodes in 1900, although he never visited the falls and died before construction began, he expressed his wish that the "railway should cross the Zambezi just below the Victoria Falls. I should like to have the spray of the falls over the carriages."
The bridge affords a magnificent view both down the gorge on the one side and through to the falls on the other. The immense depth of the gorge can be fully appreciated from this perspective and combined with the sea green river below, the shiny black rock face and lush green foliage, the 360 degree view from the bridge is breathtaking. The enthusiasts for big thrills can practise the jump with the rubber band starting from this 110m height bridge !
You will find enclosed a text extract from Jumbo Williams; Zambezi, River of Africa. 1988.
"The first impression was unmistakable: immense power, the raw energy unleashed when the entire Zambezi leaps wildly into a black two kilometer wide abyss. The scale is massive, the spectacle spellbinding and perpetually changing. The falls hiss and roar as if possessed, they rumble and crash like thunder. Vast clouds spew and billow out from the seething cauldron of its dark impenetrable depths. The moving water creates a magnetism that sucks you closer, so that you recoil in horror to quench a subliminal sacrificial urge."
Last photo tomorrow...
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dkeus31 (27735) 2005-07-18 6:47
Hi Jean Pierre,
Impressive landscape, well framed.
AmiBe (6042) 2005-07-18 9:49
Yann-Arthus Bertrand a de la concurrence, très belle photo aérienne bien cadré.
Quel endroit étonnant et magnifique, j'aime l'inclusion de la ligne de chemin de fer et du pont.
Paolo (41222) 2005-07-18 10:22
Fantastic shot Jean Pierre...really fantastic.
you captured very well that marvellous of the nature.
it's a place that i want to visit
danyy (0) 2005-07-18 16:30
Bonjour Jean Pierre,
Cette photo est bien plus impressionnante que la précédente, non seulement on a une idée de la largeur, mais aussi de la hauteur et de ce qu'il y a tout autour.
La qualité des photos est toujours aussi moyenne, mais on ne voudrait pas se priver de les regarder.
Bien à toi.
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2005-07-30 5:40
Hi Jean Pierre, Great view from the ultralight. Was it for you also such a advanturous experience. I had to miss two attempts to fly because of wind however for the third time it was worth of doing so. See also my Zambezi River Gorges. Cheers, Michael
quelquepart (810) 2005-10-07 12:43
Toujours intéressant de voir un site naturel dans son contexte de développement.
sayuri (0) 2005-12-15 17:02
ive been there last august and its really amazing,i just wish ican say the same to the country's satae at the mo
fredon (5052) 2006-04-17 5:20
Fantastic aerial view of the falls! Impressive mass of water!
patriik (1935) 2006-05-26 10:51
awesom shot and wonderful place!
I love this compo, saturation and colours!
Amaniman (1122) 2006-09-22 13:32
J' ai déjà vu beaucoup de vues aériennes de ces chutes (où je compte bien aller un jour) mais aucune ne situaient aussi bien les différents éléments (cataractes, pays, fleuve...) Bien vu.
- Copyright: JeanPierre Fayeulle (fayeulle) (27827)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2001-08-22
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon FM
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Austral Africa trip
- Theme(s): WaterFalls 2, Through an aircraft window [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-07-18 3:28