2013 in Review with Sincere Appreciation

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 56,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 21 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Iguazu Falls – Another Rainbow

Iguazu Falls - Another Rainbow

Iguazu Falls – Another Rainbow

Waterfall rainbows are not even an especially rare phenomenon at Iguazu Falls, but they are spectacular. As if waterfalls were not extravagant enough, nature  goes and really creates a feast for the eyes by throwing in a rainbow for free.  Rampaging water, perennially worn rocks, and the seven colours of the spectrum just to top it all off.

Iguazu Falls – Feeding the Iguazu River

Iguazu Falls - Feeding the Iguazu River

Iguazu Falls – Feeding the Iguazu River

Located in Misiones Province in the Northeastern tip of Argentina and bordering the Brazilian state of Parana to the north, Iguazú National Park, jointly with its sister park Iguaçu in Brazil, is among the world’s visually and acoustically most stunning natural sites for its massive waterfalls. It was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1984. Across a width of almost three kilometres the Iguazú or Iguaçu River, drops vertically some 80 meters in a series of cataracts. The river, aptly named after the indigenous term for “great water” forms a large bend in the shape of a horseshoe in the heart of the two parks and constitutes the international border between Argentina and Brazil before it flows into the mighty Parana River less than 25 kilometres downriver from the park.