Friday, August 03, 2007

Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car

I thought I would share some pictures of our trip in the Areo Car high above the whirlpool rapids.















The Aero car was designed by a Spanish engineer, Leonardo Torres Quevedo and has been in operation since 1916. The cable car is suspended from six sturdy cables and offers a wonderful view of the Niagara Whirlpool which is formed at the end of the rapids where the gorge turns abruptly counterclockwise and the river escapes through the narrowest channel in the gorge.
















The car takes 35 passangers and those on the outside of the car swap places halfway to get the views on both sides. It is actually a very short trip (3,600 feet) taking about 10 minutes max.



























































The views you get of the whirlpool rapids are quite spectacular. You can take a jet boat ride of the rapids-did we or didn't we you'll have to come back to find out ?????

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11 Comments:

At 3/8/07 14:17, Blogger Asha said...

Beautiful pics!

 
At 3/8/07 15:32, Blogger ChrisB said...

Asha I was quite pleased with these considering I only have a pretty basic camera :)

 
At 3/8/07 16:10, Blogger john.g. said...

Brilliant pics! 3600ft in 10 mins sounds pretty quick!

 
At 3/8/07 16:58, Blogger Anvilcloud said...

The gorgeous gorge.

 
At 3/8/07 17:09, Blogger Beckie said...

Pictures that I take of things like this never turn out. You did a great job! Looks like fun!

 
At 3/8/07 17:11, Blogger ChrisB said...

john it was very quick they must make a fortune but then it must cost a lot for the upkeep :)

AC yes really beautiful :)

 
At 3/8/07 17:14, Blogger ChrisB said...

beckie I was surprised they came out this well because we were packed like sardines and people kept getting in my way!!

 
At 3/8/07 22:21, Blogger Beccy said...

Oooh, lots has happened in my three days away, hope the knees and hips are recovered in time for the next onslaught!

 
At 4/8/07 08:13, Blogger her indoors said...

just dropping by from swamp witches place. wonderful photos, never knew there was a cable car for cars amazing

 
At 6/8/07 15:46, Blogger The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

I am So enjoying your vacartion! (You took such wonderful pictures!!)

 
At 6/8/07 15:56, Blogger ChrisB said...

her indoors thanks for visiting :)

wendy I've still got photos for a couple more posts.

 

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