Saturday, August 2, 2014

antique cable car

Over on my other blog, I posted photos of the Aerocar that crosses above the Whirlpool at  Niagara Falls. You can be assured that I did not go on  it.  I merely stood by and took pictures to share with all of you.
Here are two postcards of the same Spanish Aerocar from  almost 100 years ago. This card was mailed in 1921 on June 28th. Apparently it was raining, but  the sender did some sightseeing all the same. He doesn't say if he went on this cable car.
this card is probably from the same era, but I do wonder why there is only one person shown in the car?
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.
(Niagara Parks website)

something for PostcardFriendshipFriday

9 comments:

  1. No way on Gods green earth would you get me into one of those things....yikes.

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    1. I could barely watch it moving across without holding my breath!

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  2. Wow! Good heavens--can you imagine even setting foot in a contraption like that!? lol And it is still in use?! EEEeeek! Wonderful postcards, my Friend. Happy PFF!

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    1. I know - but I guess with nothing going wrong in 98 years, it must be safe. right?

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  3. Most interesting post today. Love the old post cards, and had to look on line for more information. Thanks. I'd love to ride it over and back.

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    1. it is also very reasonably priced, I think.

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  4. Hmm - I can't decide if I'd have the courage to get on that thing.

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    1. I've seen enough overhead shots of the river and falls and rapids, I don't need to see it from this.

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  5. I did go on that trip when I was a teen. it was an amazing view. Would I do it today? I'm not sure, but probably.

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