Memory Monday: A South American Tour… Waterfalls

Last Monday I shared a few images from Fresno High School’s 1968 yearbook; and while I certainly plan to feature more of the same in the future, I just couldn’t resist having a look at something completely different today. Late last month at the flea market I discovered a small photo album that I instantly fell in love with — it was very carefully organized, with alternating photographs and post cards illustrating what appeared to be a group tour of South America in the year 2000. Although the photos had no written notations, the post cards serve as a guide marking the trip’s progression. I have no idea who was the photographer/creater of this very cool little album, but thanks to this person I’ve already learned quite a few amazing things about the beauty and diversity of the countries in South America!

Niagara Falls on Lake Ontario and Yosemite Falls in California are just two examples of beautiful and well-known waterfalls in North America — but have you ever heard of Argentina’s Iguazu Falls? I had not, but after looking at these photos, I absolutely wanted to know more! These falls, part of the Iguazu River on the border between Argentina and Brazil, are nearly three times wider than Niagara Falls, and the associated national parks in both countries were placed on the World Heritage List in 1984 and 1986, respectively.

Walkways allow visitors to get very close to these huge waterfalls

A member of the tour group poses at the falls

Next week: some unique animals and a visit to Buenos Aires.


    • So do I! It was such a wonderful surprise to find them. And you’ll be happy to hear that there are more than 100 photos in the entire album! 😀

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