Many places in Missouri, the United States, and even the world claim to have a “Lovers Leap”. This Lovers leap is on the edge of Hannibal Missouri, home town of Mark Twain. Legend has it that this spot has been called Lovers Leap since 1840.
This marker reads:
While the story varies according to the teller of the story , the main elements are that an Indian brave and an Indian princess from warring tribes were prevented from marrying by their parents and tribes. One evening when the Indian brave landed his canoe in Bear Creek, he was observed meeting and walking with the Indian princess. A treacherous observer revealed this to the father of the Indian princess who was the chief of the tribe. The angered father offered an otter skin to anyone who would kill the brave. A number of the younger warriors started after the brave. When the couple realized they were being chased, they climbed Lovers Leap hoping to elude their pursuers. Cornered on the rock prominence, the brave knew he was about to be killed. The princess also realized this, and decided that life would not be worth living if he were killed. The two embraced and threw themselves off of the top of Lovers Leap to their deaths. Lovers Leap is thus a memorial to these two young Indians who sacrificed their lives rather than be apart, according to legend.
Written by J. Hurley and Roberta Hagwood
The cliff has been fenced off to prevent more Leaping.
From this cliff you can see the Mississippi River and the town of Hannibal.
4th Monday Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Animals, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Objects, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel). (Animals and Objects are themes.)
5th Monday: Editing and Processing with Various Apps Using Themes from the Fourth Week (31 March 2014 will be the first challenge for this new theme).
Photo taken March 30, 2014 with Samsung Phone
Using IrfanView: photo cropped, set to Grayscale then Embossed
While Bricktown in Oklahoma City is not off the beaten path, the painted Buffalo may be Bricktown’s almost hidden gem.
At 32 East Main Street, at the entrance to Bricktown in Oklahoma City, you will find the OK Corrall. What was once a vacant lot is now the place where you can find a small herd of painted buffalo. They were part of a 2007 Centennial Project and originally were spread around the downtown area. The buffalo and lunch in Bricktown is very much worth the road trip. Bricktown has many good restaurants and there is even a Bricktown Water Taxi that meanders thru Bricktown on what I think is a man made canal.
The painted Buffalo are in the upper left part of the map in the following link, at the intersection of Main Street and the railroad tracks. It’s just too bad they are not marked on the…