A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

Castle

A castle on the Rhine in Germany.

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

Cathedral Rock

An illustration of Cathedral Rock located near Niagara Falls.

An illustration of a cliff with with a cave. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter.

Cave

An illustration of a cliff with with a cave. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a…

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

Cliff

An illustration of a cliff located in the Adirondacks.

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

Cliff

An illustration of a tall cliff with a stair case sprawling up the side.

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering Georgia and South Carolina. It is fed by the Tallulah River and the Chattooga River.

Cliff overlooking Tugaloo River

An illustration of a cliff over looking the Tugaloo river. The Tugaloo River is a short river bordering…

"While treading on our course this earthly ball, / We often stumble, and we sometimes fall: / 'Get above others.' says human nature, / But if we get too high, the fall is greater. / He that would 'scape great dangers far and nigh, / Will lowly walk, and will not climb too high."—Barber, 1857

Climb Not Too High, Lest the Fall be Greater

"While treading on our course this earthly ball, / We often stumble, and we sometimes fall: / 'Get above…

Contour lines never cross on the ground but in rare cases as an overhanging cliff they may cross on the map.

Contour Lines

Contour lines never cross on the ground but in rare cases as an overhanging cliff they may cross on…

"The Conversion of St. Eustace. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

The Conversion of St. Eustace

"The Conversion of St. Eustace. By Albrecht Dürer. From the engraving on copper." -Heath, 1901

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Darius

"The Tomb of Darius, cut in the cliff at Nakshi Rustam, near Persepolis." — The Encyclopedia Britannica,…

This illustration shows a cliff, having its lower layers near the level of low tide, extending out as a platform a hundred yards wide.

Erosion

This illustration shows a cliff, having its lower layers near the level of low tide, extending out as…

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Peregrine Falcon

A Peregrine falcon perched atop a rock, with mountains in the background.

Diagrammatic section of the Marjelen Lake, the Aletsch Glacier which holds it and the valley of the Viesch into which it drains when full.

Marjelen Lake

Diagrammatic section of the Marjelen Lake, the Aletsch Glacier which holds it and the valley of the…

An illustration of a group of men hiking along the cliff of a crater.

Men Hiking

An illustration of a group of men hiking along the cliff of a crater.

This print from the Gantz New Testament was created by Ambrose Holbein in 1523.

The Gantze New Testament

This print from the Gantz New Testament was created by Ambrose Holbein in 1523.

"See here a man who doth true courage lack, / He flies apace - a wolf is on his track: / Nearer he comes - the man doth swifter flee; / The verge he gains; he leaps into the sea: / Out of one danger into one more great, / The foolish creature finds his certain fate."—Barber, 1857

Out of the Frying-Pan into the Fire

"See here a man who doth true courage lack, / He flies apace - a wolf is on his track: / Nearer he comes…

A band on six pirates on the beach.

Pirates

A band on six pirates on the beach.

"The child is wandering into danger great, / The mother draws it from a downward fate, / Thus stops its fall; better thus 'tis quite plain, / Than broken limbs to have, and hours of pain. / Would you prevent a man from drinking rum, / Destroy his liquor, and the work is done."—Barber, 1857

Prevention is Better than Cure

"The child is wandering into danger great, / The mother draws it from a downward fate, / Thus stops…

"This sublime tragedy was enacted about 460 B.C. All the characters in it are superhuman. The divine hero Prometheus has been doomed by Zeus to be chained to Mount Caucasus, in Scythia. This is his punishment for his benefactions to mankind, espeically the gift of fire, which he had stolen from heaven. The god Hephaestus, with his attendants, Strength and Force, execute the king's decree. The chained hero is visited by the god Oceanus and his daughters, who commiserate his fate." — The Delphian Society, 1913

Prometheus bound

"This sublime tragedy was enacted about 460 B.C. All the characters in it are superhuman. The divine…

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

Ship Near Cliff with Castle Banner

An illustration of a pictorial banner with a ship near a castle on a cliff.

The head of a Cliff or Eave Swallow.

Eave Swallow

The head of a Cliff or Eave Swallow.

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located just north of the present observation and commercial complex. Revealed in the mid-1700s as the Horseshoe Falls receded, Table rock was the first major vantage point for tourists of the early and mid-1800s. In 1818 the first part of the rock collapsed, followed by minor rock falls in 1828 and 1829. The most notable rock fall occurred in July, 1850, wen roughly one-third of the point collapsed into the Niagara Gorge.

Table Rock

Historically, the name referred to a large shelf of rock which jutted out from the Canadian shore, located…

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, save Jesus only." Matthew 17:5-8 ASV
<p>Illustration of Jesus speaking to Peter, James, and John after the transfiguration on the mountain.

Jesus Speaks to His Disciples after the Transfiguration

"While he was yet speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold, a voice out of the…

"We see here a towering cliff belonging to a mountainous range which rises like a wall, or barrier, between the neighboring portions of the same country. The inhabitants desire very much to have a free communication with each other, but there is a mountain barrier which it is extremely difficult to get over, or around; they, therefore, determine to go through it. The human will brings to its aid the powerful elements of fire and water. Gunpowder and the steam-engine work wonders - they force a way through the solid rock. The iron railway is made, and the traveler, instead of toiling through long tedious hours over a mountain pathway, in a few moments, while in an easy chair, finds himself on the other side."—Barber, 1857

Where there is a Will, there is a Way

"We see here a towering cliff belonging to a mountainous range which rises like a wall, or barrier,…