Smithsonian.com falls hard for our waterfalls
Hamilton’s waterfalls are making a splash south of the border.
Smithsonian Magazine through Smithsonian.com posted a story Tuesday proclaiming that “Just 50 miles from Niagara Falls Lies the True Waterfall Capital of the World.” That’s us, Hamilton. Apparently, some of our waterfalls “look like they belong in the Amazon” — and that ol’ Niagara Falls “has nothing on Hamilton, a Canadian city with more than 150 waterfalls.”
The article by Brooklyn-based journalist Jennifer Nalewicki, says the 156 waterfalls within Hamilton’s city limits are the most recorded by any city in the world.
“And while no single waterfall comes close to the sheer size of Niagara Falls … the collection of (Hamilton) waterfalls makes up for it in sheer quantity and variety,” she writes.
By Tuesday evening, the article had 381 Facebook shares.
The Smithsonian story also became a fun Moments piece on Twitter shortly after it appeared.
Twitter explains that “Moments are curated stories showcasing the very best of what’s happening on Twitter. Our Moments guide is customized to show you current topics that are popular or relevant, so you can discover what is unfolding on Twitter in an instant.”
A number of earlier tweets about Hamilton’s waterfalls are attached to this Moments piece.
Those tweets included glowing comments and posted spectacular photos of the various picturesque falls.
“Albion Falls at Hamilton, Ontario is simply breathtaking. Waterfalls is worth the trip!”, tweeted @JenniferNhieu.
“I never knew these existed!!,” tweeted @NatashaSharma17. “Did you know #Hamilton #Ontario has a zillion waterfalls? Go now!”