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Weekly Photo Challenge: ARRANGED

We have lift off. Flying high above like a happy bumble bee on steroids the small helicopter crosses smoothly over the entire Niagara peninsula until it reaches the thunderous Horseshoe Falls. The incessant buzz of broken headphones doesnโ€™t curb our enthusiasm for the scenery passing slowly beneath us. Our attention is focused on tiny cars that seem to travel in slow motion on gently curving roads that cut through a verdant green landscape.

We are fascinated at this perspective of our ARRANGED world. A world in which humankind has carved out the environment to fit itโ€™s needs.

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29 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: ARRANGED

  1. Great shot…
    Reading some of the comments above about Niagara… I grew up in the area and have seen the transformation and not always for the good. The rule used to be no buildings should be visible above the tree line from the falls (other than the Skylon Tower). Now there are hotels that are forever trying to out do each other and reach further into the sky. This has blocked the natural way of the mist… not to mention take away from the natural beauty. In comparrison Canada has done a better job keeping more ‘park’ and green space along the river than the US side that went for industry. Does anyone recal Love Canal? (a horror story from contaminations dumped into the water and land back in the 70’s). The drive from Niagara Falls into Niagara on the lake is still green space… but for how long? I am sure if some big business venture or money maker comes along that could also change.

  2. Beautiful. I like the varieties of green in this picture a lot. Great post. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Great picture for the photo challenge!


  5. What a wonderful variety of ‘green’ in this picture. Just beautiful.

    Many thanks too for stopping by my blog with a’Like’.

  6. That makes my eyes happy ๐Ÿ™‚

    I would love to organize the world!

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  8. Beautiful greens! Love all the different shades. Your post is beautifully written too!

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  10. What a perfect shot for the theme! Great post ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. a fascinating image, like a painting, with tree plantings, roads, carpark, paths snaking, and brilliant colours … a wonderful capture! thanks for visiting my blog so i could see yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. It really does look ugly how we, as a people, have invaded that beautiful greenery, doesn’t it? Nice shot for this topic! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. Indeed – and at what cost? Such an eyesore in that gorgeous park:) I take it that wasn’t this weekend?

    • This was in May last year. I’ve been to Niagara Falls many many times but never saw it from the air. You can really see the impact humans have on the land especially when you get to the falls and see it juxtaposed beside an ugly city.

      • makes me sad, makes me mad. Mostly I want to put my head under a rose petal and avoid looking at what we do to the earth … But sometimes we have to look, and you had a very clear view to show us. I guess it was so shocking, juxtaposed against the purity of the Niagara parkland. Aiyo (what to do? as they say here, when there’s no real answer):). It’s a great image – beauty and ugliness – and a compelling story..

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