Monday, June 20, 2011

Iguazu Falls

Double-decker red-eye bus ride.
An 18 hour pilgrimage North,
out of the cold gray city,
to see "the falls" under moonlight.
We roll into the highway night
with mysterious styrofoam bus food.
Headlights and sleep strobe by.
We wake up warmer.
Closer to the equator.
The roads are reddish brown.
Everything else is green.
Jungle green.

For the entire 3 years we've been living in Buenos Aires, we've been talking about making a trip to the Iguazu Falls which lie on the border of Argentina and Brazil. It's one of those must do things if you're down here for more than a week. With our time in Argentina drawing to a close, we figured we better get off our asses (then get back on them for an 18 hour bus ride) and check this one off the "bucket list". We planned our jaunt out of the city around the full moon. Seeing the falls during the day is an experience by itself, however, we heard seeing them at night, lit only by the moon, was insane. And it was.

Devil's ThroatAbove: Devil's Throat...the biggest, craziest part of the falls.

Iguazu Falls Under Full MoonAbove: Devil's Throat under the full moon. I took two long exposure shots to make the panorama. The lights on the other side come from the Brazilian side of the falls.

Iguazu Falls

Gorilla Sticker Sighting #0134 - Iguazu FallsGorilla Sticker Sighting #0134 - Devil's Throat - Iguazu Falls, Argentina

Currently Listening To:
Song: Black Leaf Falls (listen)
Artist: Sea Wolf (official site)

Currently Reading:
The Places In Between
by Rory Stewart


Argento Wine said...

Nice poem, and cool photos. It really is an amazing place. You might also like to see Vicky Baker's recent travel guide to IguazĂș Falls on our blog:

Jimmy Danko said...

thank you. glad you like the post. and thanks for sharing the link. :)