Friday, March 2

Do you know Devil's Throat?

The word IGUAZU that appeared in my local daily 'The Hindu' made me look up on it in Wikipedia.

I simply was not that much interested in Quattrocchi on whom the news story was published on the front page. While I was just glancing through, I read that he was first arrested in the tourist spot of IGUAZU, home to the world's largest waterfall.

That did the trick to arouse my curiosity because I always was enchanted by the magnificence
of water falls. Water has got some terrific pulling force-is it not?

Wikipedia says Iguazu Falls are waterfalls of the Iguazu River located on the border of the Brazilian state of Paraná (in the Southern Region) and the Argentine province of Misiones.

The waterfall system consists of about 270 falls along 2.7 kilometres (1.67 miles) of the Iguazu River. 270 falls along 2.7 km! That must be breath taking really.

The Garganta del Diablo or Devil's Throat, a U-shaped 150-metre-wide and 700-metre-long cliff, is the most impressive of all, and marks the border between Argentina and Brazil.

See the image below of the Devi's Throat. Please notice the fading rainbow on the water.



Here is an amusing legend that says that a God pretended to marry a beautiful aborigine named Naipú, who fled with her mortal lover in a canoe. In rage, the God sliced the river creating the waterfalls, condemning the lovers to an eternal fall.

I am going to visit this place one day and will post more grand images here.

Courtesy: Wikipedia and 'The Hindu'

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