Happy Friday, folks – with another #frifotos-inspired* post. The theme is fall, interpretation is wide open. And fall, of course, is much more than the American word for autumn. I’m in a splashing mood today, so I’ll choose one of my favourite features of nature, a waterfall.
And not just any waterfall, but one of the world’s largest: Victoria Falls on the mighty Zambezi River. Did you know waterfalls are classified by type? Not so surprising perhaps. Wiki lists 10 different types and Victoria Falls belong in the cataract category; the large, powerful waterfalls. Sprays from here can be seen a whopping 50 kilometres away on the Bulawayo Road.
I wish I had better photos to show you, dear reader. But there it is. This is one of my recollective posts, so we’ll have to settle for these scanned prints from the pre-digital era.
Victoria Falls is one of the world’s best-known waterfalls, forming part of the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, a very exciting part of the world. More facts?
Dr. Livingstone, I presume?
Victoria Falls was named in honour of the famous queen, by explorer David Livingstone, probably the first European to see this spectacle of nature. He was awed.
No one can imagine the beauty of the view from anything witnessed in England. It had never been seen before by European eyes; but scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight.
… and by thousands of Africans through the centuries, no doubt. Mosi-oa-Tunya is the indigenous name for this mighty force of nature, the smoke that thunders. A much more descriptive name of the world’s largest waterfall, don’t you think?
Mosi-oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Here are more UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world.
* #FriFotos is a weekly Twitter chat where travellers share their favourite photos. Each week has a theme.
That’s truly amazing! I had heard of Victoria Falls, but never really cared to see its pictures. So here they are… nicely captured by you. 🙂
Thank you 🙂
Fabulous water fall. Yes it really looks like smoke……… It’s so beautiful.
Even more gorgeous live. 🙂
It does look powerful. And I like the gaze of angles in flight.
I do too 🙂
Love Victoria Falls. I only went to the Zambian side. Gorgeous!
The Zambian side had the most beautiful view when I was there. Suppose that might change with seasons, though.
The falls are stunning. I could swear that I can hear the roar of the water from here.
Hmmm, what was I doing 150 million years ago =P.
Probably the same thing I was doing 🙂
Looks amazing! After seeing Iguazu at new year, I’m not sure any other falls could meet my expectations, but if any might come close, it would be Victoria and Angel Falls. I hope to see them both one day!
Ah, yes. I loved Iguazu. Angel Falls – on my list.
Vic Falls is definitely impressive. We were there a few years ago, would see it again in a heartbeat!
So would I, Marcia. So would I.
These are gorgeous images of some truly stunning falls! Thank you for the extra inspiration to get there and see this extraordinary sight in person!
I love Victoria Falls – lived in Zambia as a kid. Here’s another photo, this one taken in 1987: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=623607497682494&set=pb.566634113379833.-2207520000.1384902456.&type=3&theater