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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Faithful audience

Everytime I visited a temple, garden, museum, or other sight in Japan, I was amazed by the huge crowds of camera-toting tourists gathered there. Growing up in America, I had never seen anything like it before! But that's only because I had never been to Yellowstone.

Millions of people visit Yellowstone every year and Old Faithful Geyser is one of the most popular spots in the park. Its popularity is partly due to its predictability. Unlike many geysers, which do not have a regular cycle, Old Faithful inevitably erupts every 45-90 minutes. As the clock counts down to the next eruption, hundreds (maybe even thousands) of people gather on the deck surrounding the geyser, cameras ready to capture the stunning image of hot water and steam shooting out of the earth.

But at the end of each eruption, the crowd flocks to the parking lot to drive to the next spot in the park - and Old Faithful is solitary once again. At least until the next eruption.

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