Snapshot Sunday: Niagara in the Wintertime

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The mist subsides for a moment and we see through to Horseshoe Falls, the world’s second-largest waterfall. Over 600,000 gallons of water cascade off of this 167-foot ledge every second, making Niagara a prime spot for sightseers and daredevils alike. The first person to survive going over the Falls in a barrel was schoolteacher Annie Edson Taylor, who took the plunge on her 63rd birthday in 1901. Her cat joined her in the barrel, and he survived too.

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Snapshot Sunday: Meet Me Under the Clock

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Celebrating its 100 year anniversary, the Grand Central Terminal Clock was built to commemorate the opening of the Grand Central Terminal. The clock, which adorns the station’s information booth, has been featured in numerous Hollywood movies. Due to the clock’s central location it has become a popular meeting place, resulting in the phrase Meet me under the clock.

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Snapshot Sunday: Thanksgiving in the Mile High City

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After 30 hours and 8,000+ miles of travel from Hong Kong, we landed down in Colorado on Thanksgiving. This morning we were greeted with this view of the Rocky Mountains, extremely dry and fresh air, and one of Denver’s 300 days of annual sunshine. It’s good to be home for a visit!

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Snapshot Sunday: Walking with Dinosaurs in Hong Kong

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Measuring one hundred feet long and thirty feet high, and weighing in at around twenty-five tons, the Daxiatitan binglingi were gargantuan dinosaurs. They used to roam in the Gansu Province of northwestern China, but now only one remains. She spends her spare time swaying her massive head and tail and roaring at passers-by on the busy streets of Hong Kong’s Kowloon District.

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Snapshot Sunday: Grazing in a Karst Landscape

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The countryside around the city of Yangshuo in China’s Guangxi Province is famous for its karst landscape of limestone hills. This cow took a moment to acknowledge us as we cycled through farmers’ fields along the Li River and took in the countless majestic peaks.

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