Monday, June 15, 2009
Smoke that Thunders
David Livingstone was the first white man to see and name Victoria Falls, named for Queen Victoria. When he first saw this mile-long curtain of water, he said, "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels." The indigenous people called it the Mosai-oa-Tunya, "Smoke that Thunders." There is always mist from the falling water.
You can watch them face-to-face and experience the spray, noise and rainbows. Both mixed media images Thundering Water (bottom) and Thundering Mist (top) express the power and beauty of the Falls.