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Photographer's Note

In a land of Earthly beauty, one natural wonder stands above the rest, Icelands beloved Gullfoss, or Golden Falls. With a 105-foot double-cascade, Gullfoss is by far Europes most powerful waterfall. On a sunlit day, the mist clouds surrounding the hammering falls are filled with dozens of rainbows, providing an unparalleled spectacle of color and motion.

Surprisingly, at one time the government planned to supplant the falls with a large hydroelectric powerplant, but a nearby farmers daughter underwent a pilgrimage on foot to Reykjavik, where she demanded that unless the plant was stopped, she would cast herself over the falls. After the nation overwhelmingly came out in her favor, plans were halted and the government purchased the land for a national park.

http://www.geographia.com/iceland/gullfoss.htm

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  • Copyright: Lana Eddyshaw (Slana) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 60 W: 13 N: 42] (393)
  • Genre: 地方
  • Medium: 彩色
  • Date Taken: 2007-05-00
  • Categories: 自然
  • Photo Version:Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2008-02-05 14:09
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Points: 36
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